Srinagar : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested an Administrative Officer (AO) and a Senior Divisional Manager, National Insurance Company (NIC) Ltd., Srinagar in a bribery case of Rs two lakh.
“A case was registered against the accused on a complaint alleging therein that a Dealing Official (later on, identified as Administrative Officer), National Insurance Company Ltd., Srinagar has demanded a bribe of Rs.4.5 lakh from the complainant to settle personal accidental claim of her father who died in a road accident,” a statement issued on Tuesday said.
“It was further alleged that after negotiation, the bribe amount of Rs.2 lakh was demanded, as first instalment to release part claim. It was also alleged that the said accused would be sharing the bribe with seniors. CBI laid a trap and caught the Administrative Officer while demanding & accepting the bribe of Rs.2 Lakh from the complainant. During investigation, role of Senior Divisional Manager (Scale-IV) was also revealed and he too was arrested.”
“Searches at the premises including residential/official of the accused were conducted at Srinagar and Chandigarh. A cash of Rs One Lakh (approx); Bank deposits of Rs.30 Lakh(approx) and some documents related to bank accounts, shares, property, other movable assets were recovered at the premises of Senior Divisional Manager.”
“Both the arrested accused will be produced in the Court of Special Judge, Srinagar,” the statement added