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CBI arrests two officials of Agriculture Department of J&K for accepting bribe

Last Updated on May 12, 2022 at 6:28 pm

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Plant Protection Officer (PPO) and Field Assistant, both officials of Directorate of Agriculture, Jammu (Govt. of J&K) in bribery of Rs. 12,000.

A case was registered on complaint against the accused on the allegations of demanding bribe of Rs. 15,000. It was alleged that the Complainant (a member of agriculture cooperative society engaged in sale, stocking & distribution) had filed an application with the Plant Protection Officer, Jammu for addition of pesticide products of certain firms in the license of his cooperative society. It was further alleged that the Plant Protection Officer (PPO) and Field Assistant, both demanded bribe of Rs.15,000/- from the Complainant for approval of his application. Later, the bribe amount was negotiated at Rs. 12,000.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs. 12,000/- from the Complainant.  Searches were conducted at the office & residential premises of the accused at Jammu and Kathua.

Both the arrested accused are being produced today before the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Jammu.