CBI registers case against govt. employee for seeking 'help'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb.19 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered a case against a Chhattisgarh government employee for allegedly seeking 'help in a case against him' by paying bribe through Hawala operators. A case was registered against a Principal Secretary, a 1988 batch IAS officer, and three other persons under the section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code, Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, for paying Rs. 1.5 crore to three other persons to help him disrupt a CBI case registered against him. "It was further alleged that an amount of Rs. 45 lakh (approx.) was handed over by the public servant to hawala dealer at Raipur which was to be delivered at Delhi to a person (r/o Greater Noida) at Delhi, out of which Rs. 20 lakh (approx.) has been delivered to the said at Delhi," an official release stated. It was also alleged that the hawala operators agreed to accept the part of a payment in the form of Gold in 2 kilograms which was delivered by the bureaucrat's brother-in-law to one of the persons. "During investigation, 2 kg of gold was recovered. Searches were conducted at the premises of accused persons and Hawala operators at Raipur, Hyderabad and New Delhi/Greater Noida," the officials added. (ANI)