Friday, January 18, 2013

CBI recovers Rs 1 crore from arrested environment ministry official

New Delhi, The CBI on Thursday claimed to have recovered over Rs 1 crore from the residence of an environment ministry official, who was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 7 lakh for arranging environment clearance to an Odisha-based power and steel company.
The official, Neeraj Kumar Khatri, posted as deputy director in the ministry of environment and forests, was arrested while allegedly accepting the bribe from a middleman of a Odisha based-firm Chariot Group, who too has been arrested, CBI sources said.
CBI sources claimed that its officials stumbled upon a false bottom in one of the cupboard\'s at the Gurgaon residence of the official, where Rs 82.50 lakh in currency notes was hidden. Another Rs 21.50 lakh cash was recovered from the Rohtak residence

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