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ONGC official arrested by CBI taking bribe

Guwahati: A senior Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited official was arrested on Wednesday by the CBI for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs two lakh in Assam's Sivasagar district.

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The CBI had received a complaint wherein the complainant alleged that ONGC Assam Asset's Deputy General Manager A K Singh was demanding a bribe of Rs 12 lakh for passing his pending bills, a CBI press release said here.

An FIR was registered yesterday 2018 under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the basis of the written complaint received.

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The accused was caught red handed while he was demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs two lakh from the complainant on Wednesday.

The accused has been arrested and will be produced before the CBI Special Judge in Guwahati on Thursday.

Searches are being conducted at his residential and official address, the release added.



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