CBI BOOKS POSTAL OF­FI­CERS FOR DE­MAND­ING `100 bribe

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NEW DELHI: Premier in­ves­ti­ga­tion agency CBI, which is known to un­cover big-ticket scams, did not mind reg­is­ter­ing an FIR against postal of­fi­cers in Ut­tar Pradesh’s Prat­ap­garh district for their al­leged de­mand of a bribe of Rs 100 from an agent, of­fi­cials said on Mon­day.

A CBI of­fi­cial said: “No case is big or small for us, we treat all cases equally.”

The probe agency has reg­is­tered an FIR on the ba­sis of a com­plaint from the hus­band of a com­mis­sion agent who has al­leged that Su­per­in­ten­dent San­tosh Ku­mar Saroj and Postal As­sis­tant Su­raj Mishra had sought a bribe of Rs 100 on ev­ery Rs 20,000 de­posit by him.

The com­plainant said his wife col­lects postal sav­ings from villagers and de­posits them in sub-post of­fice in Kunda, Prat­ap­garh, and he helps her in the work.

The com­plainant al­leged that the postal of­fi­cer duo had ear­lier taken Rs 500 and Rs 300 on Novem­ber 25 and

Novem­ber 26 when he had gone to make de­posits in the name of “su­vidha shulk (ser­vice charge)” for which he had made an en­try in spite of op­po­si­tion from Saroj and Mishra.

He al­leged that the duo had de­manded Rs 100 on ev­ery Rs 20,000 de­posit brought by him else asked him to stop work. They had also threat­ened him to stop his work and cre­ate dis­tur­bances if he does not pay them, he had al­leged.

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