Junior Assistant arrested for taking bribe of Rs 15,000 in Samba: CBI


Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Junior Assistant, for demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.15,000 in Samba district.

According to a statement, issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a case was registered on complaint against the accused, wherein it was alleged that the complainant had taken loan of Rs.10 lakh from SBI, Samba under PMEGP Scheme, which was sponsored by District Industries Centre
(DIC), Samba.

The statement reads it was further alleged that to avail the subsidy in respect of the loan, the complainant needed NOC from DIC, Samba.

“It was also alleged that the Junior Assistant, District Industries Centre, demanded bribe of Rs. 20,000/- from the complainant for issuing NOC. Later, the bribe was negotiated at Rs.15,000/-. CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs. 15,000/,” it reads.

It also reads searches were conducted at the premises of the accused. “The accused Gopal Raj Sharma will be produced before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Jammu tomorrow,” it reads—(KNO)