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CBI arrests two CGST officials for taking bribe

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | April 21, 2022 11:04 PM

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested two superintendents in CGST and Customs Excise department, Bhopal, for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant.

A senior CBI official said that a case was registered against the two superintendents, Chetan Saxena and Ankur Khandelwal, following a complaint.

The complainant had alleged that the officials demanded Rs 10, 00, 000 from him for settling a CGST case against his partnership firm.

After filing a case, the CBI formed a team to look into the matter and asked the complainant to negotiate with the accused.

"After negotiation, a deal was finalised at Rs 2 lakh, to be handed over on April 20. The CBI then laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while accepting the bribe, " said the CBI official.

The official said that searches were conducted at the premises of both the accused in Bhopal, which led to the recovery of incriminating documents.

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