Jammu, Feb 11: A junior Jammu and Kashmir government official in Samba district was arrested by the CBI on Saturday while accepting a bribe, an official statement said.
A CBI statement said that a case was registered against accused, Gopal Raj Sharma, junior assistant in district industries centre (DIC) Samba, following a complaint.
The complainant said that he had taken a DIC sponsored loan of Rs 10 lakh from the SBI, and to avail subsidy, needed a no objection certificate from the DIC for which the accused allegedly demanded Rs 20,000 to issue the certificate.
"The complainant alleged that the matter was settled at Rs 15,000. A trap was laid and the accused was arrested demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 15,000. He will be produced in the special CBI court tomorrow (Sunday)," the statement said.