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Friday, September 17th, 2021

CBI arrests senior statistical officer in a bribery case

INVC NEWS
New Delhi,
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Senior Statistical Officer (Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Govt of India), National Statistics Office, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) for demanding & accepting bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant.

A case was registered against Senior Statistical Officer (Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation), National Statistics Office, Field Operation Division, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai on the allegations that the accused demanded Rs. 10,000/- as undue advantage from the complainant for submission & closure of the Final Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) Return for his company.

CBI laid a trap and caught Senior Statistical Officer red-handed while accepting the bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant. During searches at the premises of accused, various incriminating documents/articles were recovered.

The accused was produced before the Competent Court and was remanded to Police Custody till 23.07.2021. Further, he was produced today before the Court of Special Judge, Thane and remanded to Judicial Custody for 14 days.

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