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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday arrested a constable of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Delhi, in Bhubaneswar on the costs of taking ₹2 lakh bribe from a journalist primarily based in Odisha, promising to take away his identify as witness in a case of forgery.
CBI sources mentioned a crew from Delhi arrested EOW constable Amit Lahucha whereas he was accepting the bribe from Udaynath Sahu, a Bhubaneswar-based journalist, on Sunday. Hours later, Sajjan Singh Yadav, inspector of EOW in Delhi police, was arrested by the CBI in Delhi for masterminding the crime.
CBI officers mentioned in 2016, Manoj Kumar Seth, a Bhubaneswar-based journalist, who edited newspapers, created a faux electronic mail ID utilizing the identification of Yogi Adityanath, then Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur. He sought ads from public sector corporations similar to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Gas Authority of India Ltd and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. A case of forgery was lodged in opposition to him with the EOW of Delhi police in 2016.
Following investigation, the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit of Delhi Police’s particular cell arrested Seth from Bhubaneswar in January this year. After a chargesheet within the case was filed, Seth’s affiliate Sahu was listed as a witness within the case. Yadav, then the investigating officer of the case, allegedly threatened Sahu of implicating him as an accused within the supplementary chargesheet if he didn’t pay a bribe of ₹4.50 lakh, which was subsequently lowered to ₹4 lakh.
Sources within the CBI mentioned Yadav informed Sahu that Lahucha would accumulate the bribe of ₹2 lakh from him at Biju Patnaik airport in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
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