CBI detains joint drug controller of CDSCO in bribery case


New Delhi, June 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting raids at the office of the Joint Drug Controller of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in connection with a bribery case. The CBI said the raids were going on in Delhi. A source said that Eswara Reddy, the Joint Drug Controller, had allegedly demanded the bribe from the complainant. After receiving the complaint, the CBI lodged an FIR and formed a team of its officials. The source said that seeing the gravity of the matter, the CBI team took legal opinion before conducting the raid. "It was decided that Rs 3 lakh will be handed over as bribe. We have detained Reddy. We are recording the statement to know what was his role in the case," said a CBI official. The official said after recording the statement, he will be produced in court. /IANS


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