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Minister's PA caught taking
bribe from IRS official

May 22, 2003 16:50 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested a private assistant of Minister of State for Finance Gingee N Ramachandran for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 400,000 from a revenue official.

CBI sources said a crack team raided a place where Perumal Swamy alias Babuwas accepting a bribe of Rs 400,000 from IRS official Anurag Vardhan.

Vardhan had approached Swamy through Krishnamurthy, a middlemanbased in Chennai, for a posting to Mumbai.

The deal was struck at Rs 400,000 and the orders for Vardhan's transfer to Mumbai were issued on Wednesday evening.

In subsequent searches conducted at Swamy's residence, the CBI claimed to have recovered some incriminating documents.

Searches in Chennai led to a recovery of Rs 65 lakh in cash and cheques amounting to Rs 57 lakh.

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Number of User Comments: 28

Sub: what is the news in it??

Ye, better then finding how much was paid find out why it was paid?? what is the meaning of a bombay posting? what is the ...

Posted by sb joshi

Sub: drama..

In India, the existing laws are applicable only to common people and not to politicians. We have already seen so many incidents where the politicans ...

Posted by Ramanthan

Sub: Minister's PA in Bribery Scandal

Where is my message I posted yesterday itself? Are you doing pick & choose?

Posted by Sujoy Palit

Sub: Atrocious act

The act is really autrosious. This cannot happen without the support of the minister. It is very clear even for any common man to guess ...

Posted by Maluk

Sub: minister's PA

Well CBI has found the PA guilty of taking bribe from the IRS officer. But did they look into the matter why the officer was ...

Posted by chatur



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