Retired CBI officer held in bribery case

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 3

The CBI today said it had arrested its retired SP NMP Sinha, who was a part of the team that investigated the Bihar’s fodder scam, in connection with an alleged bribery case.

He is said to have received Rs 25 lakh from a company, Usha Martin, to settle a case.

Sinha, who retired in August this year, was SP in the CBI’s economic offence wing. Officials said he would be be produced before a court. Sinha was nabbed with a private person who had allegedly delivered the bribe. The money was also recovered by the agency, they said.

The CBI on Saturday conducted searches at eight locations in multiple cities, including the officer’s residence in Faridabad. Other places searched include offices of Usha Martin in Ranchi, besides other locations in Delhi and Ghaziabad.

It is alleged that Sinha was handling a case of alleged cheating against the mining company (Usha Martin) regarding a lease given to it for an iron ore mine in Jharkhand in 2005. He retired in August this year, they said. It is alleged that he was in touch with the representative of the company and had demanded a bribe of Rs 25 lakh to settle the case against it, they said. — PTI

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