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CBI arrests ex-ED officer, middleman for accepting Rs 50 lakh bribe

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday arrested a former assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate for allegedly demanding a bribe from an accused in the National Rural Health Mission scam.

N B Singh, who was posted in the Lucknow office of the ED, along with middleman Subhash was allegedly threatening to attach the properties of the accused.

They were demanding a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to take a lenient view of the matter.

The officer was on May 18 relieved by the Enforcement Directorate but he continued going to office, sources said.

A trap was laid by the CBI and the duo was arrested while allegedly taking Rs 4 lakh as a part payment of the bribe.

Singh belonged to the Central Excise and Customs service and was posted with the ED. He was handling certain cases related the NRHM scam.

PTI