CBI Arrests ESIC Deputy Director With Rs 50K Bribe

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Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested the Deputy Director of the ESIC posted in Jammu for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.

Darbara Singh, incharge Regional Director, ESIC Jammu was arrested by CBI on the basis of a complaint filed by an employee of a private firm that provides security services to different private institutions, a spokesperson said.

“The complainant came to know in the month of December 2020 that a notice has been issued to the firm by ESIC, Regional Office,” he said.

On knowing this, the spokesperson said, the complainant and the owner, both visited the office of ESIC to meet Dy. Director and during the meeting Singh allegedly told them that their papers were not proper and ESIC would impose a penalty of Rs.23, 90,850/-(approx) on them and if they would pay him a bribe of Rs.2 lakh, he can reduce the penalty amount.

“After negotiation, it was told to pay the bribe in four instalments of Rs.50, 000 each,” the spokesperson said, adding “CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 50, 000,”

He further said that searches were conducted at the premises of accused in Chandigarh, Mohali & Jammu which led to recovery of a cash of Rs. 7 lakh and documents related to properties.

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