CBI arrests Assistant Manager

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Patna, Jan 15 (PTI) CBI officers today arrested DeputyManager, Small and Medium Enterprises, Cash Credit Centre ofState Bank of India, Patna Main Branch, Ajay Kumar Sinha, whenaccepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 from Umesh Kumar.

Umesh Kumar, a resident of Kankarbagh here andcomplainant, had recently lodged a complaint with theanti-corruption branch of CBI that he had applied for a loanof Rs 25 lakh for installation of a Rice Polishing Plant underPrime Minister Employment Guarantee Programme (PMERGP),sources said.

For processing favourably the loan application, the SBIofficial demanded bribe of Rs 1.20 lakh and the matter waslater negotiated through a middleman and he finally sought Rs30,000 as first instalment.

After verification, sources said, CBI sleuths trappedSinha when taking the money from Kumar.

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