New Delhi: CBI has arrested a Director-level officer of Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS) for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 1.67 crore.
CBI sources said A Paramasivan, Director (AMG-II) posted at Office of Director General Audit (General Expenditure) here, was arrested in Chennai where he was called by the agency team probing the matter for questioning.
The disproportionate assets case against Paramasivan is an offshoot of a 2014 case in which his relative, a doctor, was arrested while allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs five lakh on his behalf for not harrassing a nursing college in Tamil Nadu, the sources said.
During searches related to the bribery case, a recovery of nearly Rs one crore in cash was made from Shivaram Thelagar, Paramsivan's relative, CBI had claimed.
The agency had registered a separate case of amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 1.67 crore. The agency has also arrested Thelagar and another relative of Paramasivan in the case.