New Delhi: Now, bribes come in cheque! HRD
Minister Kapil Sibal has received a cheque of Rs one lakh as
bribe for appointing a person as registrar of a central
university in Jharkhand.
This came to light after the ministry approached police
seeking registration of case.
The police registered a case on August 24 after the
receipt of a complaint from the Ministry`s Chief Vigilance
Officer Amit Khare.
According to the FIR, Khare had written to Delhi Police
Commissioner B K Gupta on May 24 about the incident.
Soon after the receipt of the letter containing a cheque
of Rs one lakh payable at Canara Bank, Khare wrote to the
Police Commissioner seeking investigation into the matter.
In his complaint, Khare said that a letter addressed to
the minister along with the cheque No 361296 dated August 26
drawn on Canara Bank payable to the Ministry of HRD was
The letter also contained a letter purportedly written by
a person, Om Prakash, belonging to Dhurwa in Hatia (Ranchi)
regarding his appointment to the post of Registrar or Deputy
Registrar in Central University of Jharkhand, Khare said.
"It appears from the letter that the cheque has been used
as an inducement to get a favour...This matter has been viewed
very seriously in the ministry," Khare said.
Following investigations, police registered a case under
the Prevention of Corruption Act.
A senior police official said a team would be sent to
Ranchi to quiz Om Prakash.