Chhattisgarh Govt. suspends Principal Secretary B.L. Agarwal following CBI arrest

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Raipur Chhattisgarh, [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh Government on Tuesday suspended its Principal Secretary B.L. Agarwal with immediate effect following his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over corruption charges. Earlier in the day, the Delhi CBI court sent Agarwal and others to five-day police custody in an alleged bribery case. It was alleged that Agarwal, a 1988-batch IAS officer, tried to settle his old corruption cases being probed by the CBI by paying bribes through hawala operators. The bureaucrat allegedly agreed to pay handsome sum of money to scuttle the CBI probes into two cases registered against him since 2010. Besides, Agarwal, the special CBI judge Virender Kumar Goyal also sent alleged middle man Bhagan Singh and relative Ananad Agarwal into CBI's custody. The CBI counsel sought their custodial interrogation to unearth larger conspiracy. (ANI)