Chandigarh SDM arrested by CBI for bribery
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Shilpi Patar, sub-divisional magistrate (East) of Chandigarh, over her alloeged involvement in a bribery case, officials said on Sunday.
Patar was arrested on Saturday night from her official residence in Sector 27 here by a CBI team.
She accepted a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a businessman whose property the SDM had earlier ordered to be sealed, according to the CBI officials.
They said that Patar had approached the businessman, Tarsem Kumar, through a middleman and demanded Rs 5 lakh.
The deal to allow desealing of the commercial property, located at the Sector 26 grain market, was finally settled for Rs 2 lakh. The Rs 50,000 was paid as initial instalment to start the process.
Patar is also the Chief Fire Officer of Chandigarh.