Ayush Ministry Under Secretary arrested on bribery charge

R.K. Khatri, holding additional charge as MD of Indian Medicine and Pharmaceutical Corporation, was nabbed while allegedly accepting the bribe from a clearing and forwarding agent.

Updated - September 14, 2018 08:46 pm IST

Published - September 14, 2018 08:45 pm IST - New Delhi

The CBI on September 14 arrested an Under Secretary in the Ayush Ministry for allegedly taking a bribe of ₹10 lakh, officials said.

R.K. Khatri, holding the additional charge of the post of managing director of Indian Medicine and Pharmaceutical Corporation under the Ministry, was nabbed while allegedly accepting the bribe from a clearing and forwarding agent, they said.

The agent had approached the CBI with a complaint, alleging that Mr. Khatri had demanded the bribe for clearing his pending bills and allowing him to continue with his work, they said.

The agency is carrying out searches at the office and residential premises of the officer, they said.

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