Cbi Recovers Rs 1.86 Crore In Cash From Agriculture Ministry Official Held In Bribery Case
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The CBI has allegedly recovered Rs 1.86 crore in cash from an official of the Union Agriculture Ministry. Officials of the investigating agency said on Saturday that a case has been registered in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam in connection with the bribery case.
Accused arrested for taking bribe of Rs 6000
The agency said the CBI has arrested Padam Singh, the Plant Protection Officer of Mantralaya posted in Visakhapatnam, in connection with accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from Athi Bulli Reddy alias Murali, the regional manager of Exim Logistics Pvt Ltd.
Was collecting huge amount of money to issue orders
It was alleged that the officer was collecting huge amount of money in bribes from fumigators and shipping agents for issuing phytosanitary certificates for export of goods and orders for issue of consignments for imported consignments.
Bribery was sought to clear the pending application
The agency said it was alleged that the public servant (Padam Singh) had made the Regional Manager (Bulli) of a private company based in Visakhapatnam to clear a pending application and issue a favorable certificate for issue of consignment of import or export of agricultural commodities. Reddy) demanded bribe.
The agency raided several premises of the accused
Searches were also conducted at the premises of the accused and his associates in Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and Roorkee. The agency said a cash amount of Rs 1,29,63,450 was recovered from the premises of the public servant and Rs 56.86 lakh was also allegedly recovered from the premises of others.