CBI arrests ED official for corruption

New Delhi/Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested Shashi Shekhar, Assistant Director in the Enforcement Directorate, and another person in a corruption case from Patna, officials said.

The CBI in its FIR alleged that Shekhar, in conspiracy with Set Square Holdings Pvt Ltd owner Raj Kumar Agarwal, abused his official position and obtained illegal gratification from different persons.

It said Shekhar demanded that the proceeds of the bribe collected by him and kept with Agrawal to be delivered to him in his office in Patna or at any other place along with some blank cheques through Agrawal's representative, a Dilip.

As per the FIR, Shekhar collected more than Rs 10 lakh, which was parked with Agarwal with the motive to take back the same in the garb of lawful income at a later date.

A case has been registered against Shekhar, Agarwal, representative of Agarwal and other unknown persons on charges of criminal conspiracy and various the Prevention of Corruption Act. Dilip has also been arrested.




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