The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Chandigarh-based chartered accountant (CA) named Vikas Aggarwal for accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000. Aggarwal was an empanelled CA with Canara Bank and was arrested following a complaint made by Suraj Sharma, the owner of a private firm dealing in artworks and advertisements in Sector 20.
Here's a summary of the key details
- Vikas Aggarwal, a Chartered Accountant empanelled with Canara Bank, has been arrested by the CBI.
- He was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 in exchange for submitting a favorable stock audit report.
- The complaint was filed by Suraj Sharma, the owner of a private firm that deals in artworks and advertisements.
- Aggarwal allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 1.50 lakh from Sharma, but they settled on Rs 50,000 in cash and Rs 1 lakh to be deposited in Aggarwal's bank account.
- Sharma, not wanting to pay the bribe, reported the matter to the CBI.
- A trap was set, and Aggarwal was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe near Mohali.
- The case was registered based on Sharma's complaint, in which he alleged that Aggarwal claimed to have been deputed by the Zonal Office of Canara Bank for a stock audit.
- Aggarwal reportedly demanded the bribe in exchange for providing a favorable stock audit report to Sharma's firm.
Following his arrest, Vikas Aggarwal was produced in court, and he has been sent to judicial custody. Indiscriminate documents were also seized from Aggarwal's residence as part of the investigation.