CBI ARRESTS A SENIOR CIVIL JUDGE, DELHI AND TWO OTHERS INCLUDING AN ADVOCATE ACTING AS LOCAL COMMISSIONER IN A BRIBERY CASE. The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Senior Civil Judge (West), Tis Hazari Courts; her husband and an Advocate acting as Local Commissioner in a bribery case.
A case was registered U/s 7 & 8 of P. C. Act, 1988 against the Advocate on a complaint alleging that in a matter being heard by a Senior Civil Judge (West), Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi, she had appointed an advocate as Local Commissioner for conducting an inspection of the disputed property and submitting his report. The Advocate (appointed as Local Commissioner) allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs.2 Lakh for himself as well as Rs.20 Lakhs for the said Senior Civil Judge for deciding the matter in the favour of complainant.
After due verification of the complaint and compliance to necessary legal procedure, CBI laid a trap wherein the said Advocate acting as Local Commissioner was caught red handed while demanding & accepting Rs.5 Lakh as bribe on behalf of the said Judge. The Advocate disclosed that the alleged bribe amount was meant to be handed over to the said Judge. Subsequently, the bribe money was delivered by the Advocate to the said Judge at her residence, out of which the said Judge kept Rs.4 Lakh and gave Rs.One Lakh to the Advocate. The alleged bribe money of Rs.5 Lakh was recovered by the CBI. During investigation, the involvement of the husband of the said Judge was found and he has also been arrested.
Searches conducted at the premises of the said Judge led to recovery of Rs.94 Lakh(approx) in cash; two locker keys & other incriminating material & documents. The accused persons will be produced today before the Competent Court, Delhi.