New Delhi: CBI has arrested Deputy Commissioner (Industries) RS Tomar for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1 crore and accepting Rs 10 lakh as its first instalment for certification of an executive committee of a society.
Tomar, who is also the Registrar of Firms and Societies in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD), had allegedly demanded the bribe from the president of the society, which has a huge land bank and substantial deposits in the bank, the CBI claimed.
The society, which was registered in 1978, had approached his office for certification of its newly-elected executive members as well as the president.
Tomar is alleged to have initially demanded Rs 80 lakh as bribe, which was later increased to Rs 1 crore, CBI claimed.
The complainant, however, informed CBI's anti-corruption branch, which laid a trap and arrested Tomar while he was allegedly accepting Rs 10 lakh as the first instalment of the bribe.
Sources said that, before the arrest, CBI had registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and monitored his telephone calls.
The executive committee was required to be certified by the Registrar, Firms and Societies, including the names of the office bearers.
Searches were carried out at Tomar's office and residence, the sources said. They claimed that sleuths had recovered nearly Rs 5 lakh in cash from his home. PTI SKL KKM
Meanwhile, Delhi government suspended Deputy Commissioner Tomar hours after his arrest by CBI.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the officer has been suspended immediately from his post.
"The officer arrested by CBI has been suspended immediately," Sisodia tweeted.