Ahmedabad: NIFT engineer caught with bribe

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AHMEDABAD: The Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) anti–corruption wing, Gandhinagar, arrested Pramod Kumar- a junior engineer working with National Institute of Fashion Technology for demanding and later accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a complainant on Sunday to clear his pending bills.

CBI officials said the accused was produced in the court on Monday. “He was sent to judicial custody,” said a CBI official.

CBI sources said the complainant had approached them sometime back with a complaint that Kumar has demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 to clear his pending bills towards the order allotted to him by NIFT.

“We laid a trap and sent the complainant with the bribe money on Sunday to Kumar’s residence with our team. As soon as Kumar accepted the money our team rushed in and arrested him,” said a CBI official.

CBI official said that they have registered a case under Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption act, 1988 (amended in 2018) against the engineer. “We are in the process of gathering more evidence in the case,” an investigator said.


Author: Ayaan