CBI nabs Bank employee, aide in bribe case

The accused then allegedly visited the victim's house and sought illegal gratification of Rs 20,000 from him for the said favour.

New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday said that it has arrested an employee of State Bank of India, Amravati (Maharashtra), and his accomplice in connection with a bribery case.

According to a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official, a case was registered against Amar Khade, the sales executive, SBI CAP Securities, Home Loan Division, State Bank of India, and his accomplice Nikhil on the allegations of demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 for processing and sanctioning of top-up loan on the transfer of the home loan.

The victim, who approached the CBI, had taken a home loan of Rs 12 lakh from Equitas Small Finance Bank Amravati. He approached the accused for the transfer of the loan account to ICICI Bank Gadge Branch.

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“The accused informed the complainant to transfer the loan account to SBI Camp Branch instead of ICICI Bank. Accordingly, the victim applied for transfer of loan as well as for sanction of top-up loan from SBI. It was also alleged that the accused arranged for the transfer of home loan account and released top-up loan,” the official said.

The accused then allegedly visited the victim’s house and sought illegal gratification of Rs 20,000 from him for the said favour.

The victim decided to approach the federal probe agency. The CBI after lodging a case formed a team of elite officials to nab the accused red-handed.

The CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the victim as part payment.

Later, the probe agency conducted searches on the premises of the accused which led to the recovery of incriminating documents.

Amar Khade’s accomplice Nikhil was also arrested.

Both the arrested will be produced before the court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Amravati (Maharashtra) on Saturday.

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