A Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) officer's audacious attempt to allegedly demand a bribe of Rs 7 lakh in cheque was stymied by the CBI, which took him and his associate into custody, an official said today.
B S Sane, a recovery officer with DRT, Mumbai, and his associate Vijay were allegedly demanding the bribe to release the payment of a complainant.
The agency has registered a case on allegations that the recovery officer instructed the complainant to hand over the bribe in the form of a cheque to a private person (middleman) for releasing the payment in favour of his client, CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said.
"It was also alleged that the accused introduced the middleman to the complainant and on his instructions a cheque of Rs 7 lakh was issued and delivered to the middleman," he said.
A search at Sane's residence led to fixed deposits worth Rs 65 lakh, Kisan Vikas Patra worth Rs 9 lakh and property documents being found.