CBI arrests senior Home Ministry official for graft

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New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Senior Home Ministry official O Ravi was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday on charges of corruption.

Ravi was a 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belongs to Gujarat cadre and is currently holding the office of the Joint Secretary (Disaster Management) with the Union Home Ministry.

A CBI team, raided Ravi's residence here this morning.

The CBI has charged Ravi of accepting a Rs 50 lakh in bribe from one Alok Khimani.

Khimani is a distiller in Daman and Diu.

He was facing huge tax evasion charges slapped on him by the present administrator of the Union Territory.

Khimani reportedly wanted to influence the current officer through Ravi.

Ravi's name figured prominently in the media when a devastating flood hit parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in August 2009.

Ravi led one of the Central teams which visited flood affected areas to assess the damage. (ANI)

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