THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Scientist (Grade-C), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Nagpur (Maharashtra) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.15,000 from the complainant.
According to CBI spokesperson, a case was registered by CBI based on the complaint. The complainant had alleged that his firm was engaged in the processing and marketing of bottled water with license from the Bureau of Indian Standards. The license expired during April, 2014. BIS conducted a search at the processing plant of the firm which was closed. Based on the search, BIS launched prosecution against the firm before the Judicial Magistrate Wardha (Maharashtra). On completion of trial, the Court acquitted the accused. The Scientist, Grade-C, BIS, Nagpur had allegedly demanded an illegal gratification of Rs.50,000 failing which he threatened the complainant that he would take the case to Delhi. On negotiation, the bribe was reduced to Rs.15,000. CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.15,000 from the complainant.
Search at the residential premises of accused was conducted which led to recovery of documents pertaining to investments and incriminating documents. The arrested accused was produced before the Court and granted Police Custody till March 12,.2015.