CBI arrests postal officer in a graft case in Bengal

New Delhi, Dec 10 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it has arrested Bika Kanti Mishra, a Superintendent of Post Offices in West Bengal’s East Midnapore, in connection with Rs 1.3 lakh graft case.

The agency registered a case on a complaint filed by a Postal Assistant of East Midnapore that Mishra had demanded Rs 1.5 lakh for issuing his relieving order on transfer.

“the CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant,” the official said.

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The CBI also carried out searches at his residence and office premises in East Midnapore, which led to seizure of Rs 3.62 lakh more and incriminating documents.

A local court sent the accused officer in judicial custody till December 23.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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