Passport official Siva Kendra, assistant held by CBI for claiming bribe
NEW DELHI, July 12 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday that they have arrested an assistant working at Passport Seva Kendra, Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), and a person in connection with a bribery case.
A senior CBI official said that a case has been registered in a complaint against Passport Assistant Seva Kendra Ankush and private person Farhan.
“The complainant had applied electronically for his passport on May 1 and an appointment was fixed at Passport Siva Kendra, Muzaffarnagar on June 19. On the same day, he submitted the required documents, photos and signatures, but the accused demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant. to process the file,” the official said.
CBI set a trap and arrested the accused while he was soliciting and accepting bribe from the complainant. The two arrested accused were brought before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ghaziabad, who sent them into judicial custody.