A case was registered on a complaint against Deputy Director, (I/c Regional Director), ESIC Regional Office, Jammu. The complainant, an employee of a private firm has alleged that his firm provides security services to different private institutions. It was further alleged that the complainant came to know in the month of December 2020 that a Notice has been issued to the firm by ESIC, Regional Office, Shastri Nagar, Jammu. On knowing this, the complainant and the owner, both visited the O/o ESIC to meet Dy. Director. During the meeting, the Dy. Director, ESIC allegedly told the complainant that their papers were not proper and ESIC would impose a penalty of Rs.23,90,850/-(approx) on them and if they would pay him a bribe of Rs.2 lakh, he can reduce the penalty amount. After negotiation, it was told to pay the bribe in four installments of Rs.50,000/- each.
CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000/- (as part of a total bribe of Rs. 2 lakh). Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused in Chandigarh, Mohali & Jammu which led to the recovery of cash of Rs. 7 lakh(approx) and documents related to properties.