CBI arrests NCERT official in graft case

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The CBI on Friday arrested an undersecretary of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs.15,000 from a person to dispose off a pending complaint against him.

The undersecretary, identified as Hari Ram, was caught red handed from his office during a raid carried out by separate Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) teams at his office in Delhi and residential premises in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh following a complaint.

“It is alleged that the undersecretary had demanded a bribe of Rs.50,000 from the complainant for disposing a complaint in his favour, which was pending against him,” CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said.

The undersecretary, who will be produced before a court on Saturday, has been booked under charges of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, said the officer, adding the CBI laid a trap after verification of the complaint.



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