CBI arrests private firm VP in graft case of MHA officer

The officials said the arrested accused has been identified as Ramachandran Rao Patri, the VP of Soma Enterprises.

New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a Home Ministry official, the agency on Friday said that it has arrested the Vice President of a private company in an ongoing investigation of a bribery case.

The officials said the arrested accused has been identified as Ramachandran Rao Patri, the VP of Soma Enterprises.

The agency arrested Dheeraj Kumar Singh, posted as a Section Officer in the home ministry on Thursday red-handed with Rs 16 lakh and a person named Dinesh Chand Gupta.

The CBI registered a case on a complaint received from a CBI officer alleging that a Section Officer of the MHA and a private person offered him a bribe of Rs two crore in lieu of his help in settling a Preliminary Enquiry, being dealt with by the CBI.

The CBI carried out searches at the premises of the accused which led to the recovery of certain incriminating documents.

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