CBI arrests 3 Delhi Development Authority staff for receiving Rs 1 lakh bribe: Official

New Delhi, August 15

The CBI has arrested three staff of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), together with an assistant director, for allegedly receiving Rs one lakh bribe from an individual buying a plot of land, officers mentioned on Saturday.

Assistant Director Sudhanshu Ranjan, Upper Division Clerk Ajeet Bhardwaj and safety guard Darwan Singh had been taken into custody by the probe company within the bribery case, they mentioned.

The case pertains to a deal associated to a DDA plot of land allotted to a shanty dweller who bought it to an individual recognized to him, officers mentioned.

The officers had been demanding bribe from the customer to enter title of the vendor in DDA data, they mentioned.

“It was further alleged that the complainant had bought this plot from said private person on GPA and wanted to sell it to someone else, for which the said plot required to be entered in the records of DDA in the name of said private person (an allottee of the said plot). It was also alleged that the said accused asked the complainant to arrange a bribe of Rs 4 lakh,” CBI spokesperson R Okay Gaur mentioned.

On a criticism from the customer, the CBI laid a entice and caught Ajeet Bhardwaj whereas accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh, the officers mentioned.

“The other accused were also arrested subsequently. Searches were conducted at the office and residential premises of the accused in Delhi and Noida which led to the recovery of incriminating documents,” Gaur mentioned. PTI

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