CBI arrests BSF medical officer, head constable for taking bribe

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New Delhi, Aug. 4 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested a senior medical officer and head constable of Border Security Force for allegedly taking bribes from a candidate by claiming to help him clear a medical test.

According to CBI sources, a case was registered against Dr S K Shakya, Chief Medical Officer (SG), Force HQ, BSF hospital and Narender Kumar Mehta, head constable on the basis of a complaint made by the candidate who had appeared in an entrance exam for the post of head constable (Ministerial) in Border Security Force.

Mehta allegedly demanded a bribe of 50,000 rupees on behalf of the CMO for declaring the candidate fit in the medical test being conducted at Tigri Camp of BSF here.

The accused had agreed to accept 20,000 rupees as a first installment.

"Based on the complaint, CBI laid a trap and the middleman (head constable) and CMO of the BSF hospital were caught while accepting 20,000 rupees as first installment of the bribe," a CBI spokesperson said.

Subsequent to the arrest, searches were conducted at the residential and office premises of medical officer and the middleman in Delhi and Haryana.

"During searches 1.26 lakh rupees cash and 5 lakh rupees in Fixed Deposits were recovered. Incriminating documents relating to bank accounts and properties are being scrutinized for further investigation," the official said. (ANI)

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