CBI arrests a port health officer in alleged bribery case

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 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a Port Health Officer of Port Health Organisation posted in Odisha’s Paradip in an alleged bribery case.

A case was registered on the basis of a complaint against the accused on the allegations of demanding bribe for issuance of Port Health Medical Clearance for the crew members working in the Complainant’s company, the Federal probe agency said in a statement.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 54 thousand, it said.

Searches were conducted at the premises of accused at Paradip, Cuttack and Balasore (Odisha) which resulted in recovery of cash of Rs 17 lakh, US dollar and incriminating documents including documents pertaining to 5 properties at various places in Odisha and Hyderabad, it added.

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