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CBI arrests Deputy Drugs Controller in Hyderabad

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a deputy drugs controller in Hyderabad while he was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 for the renewal of a blood bank licence. CBI sources said A Chandrasekhar Rao, deputy drugs controller of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, was arrested under provisions of Prevention of Corruption for allegedly demanding bribe of Rs one lakh for renewal of licence of the blood bank of complainant. The agency spokesperson said searches were conducted at the residential premises of the accused and Rs 27 lakh in cash apart from gold jewellery and property documents was seized. ‘CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting an illegal gratification of Rs 50,000 as first installment out of total demand of Rs. One lakh from the complainant,’ CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said in a statement here. The accused was produced on Tuesday before the special Judge,s Hyderabad and remanded in judicial custody, she said.
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