CBI arrests Central Excise superintendent for bribery

| Updated: Mar 08, 2017 23:42 IST

Hyderabad, (Telangana) [India] Mar. 8 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested Superintendent of Central Excise, S. Gopala Krishna Murthy, from Basheerbagh, Hyderabad, and a private person (representative of a private firm) on allegations of demanding an illegal gratification of Rs.10 lakh. The arrest was made on grounds of obtaining undue official favour after conducting inspection of a private firm based at Katedan, Hyderabad and for covering up irregularities found during a visit to the factory premises by an anti evasion team. The CBI has registered the case under Section 120B (Criminal Conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act 1988. Further details are awaited. (ANI)