The CBI has arrested a Deputy General Manager of ONGC from Kakinada city in Andhra Pradesh for accepting a bribe of Rs 4 lakh, an official said on Thursday.
P. Venkata Ramana, who is deputed in the technical department of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Kakinada, was arrested while he was taking the bribe in a trap laid by the Central Bureau of Investigation following a complaint against him.
"Ramana has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act following allegations of demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 4 lakh from a contractor to help him in a tender process," a CBI official said.
A CBI team also conducted searches at the premises of the ONGC officer and recovered several property papers, including for the house at Kakinada and one flat at Vijayawada, fixed deposits worth Rs 37 lakh, Rs 1.65 lakh in cash, several bank accounts and two lockers.
Reports add that a case was registered by the CBI under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted raids at Guntur and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, and unearthed several properties belonging to a Superintending Engineer of the Roads & Buildings department.
The accused was identified as Karampudi Veera Raghavendra Rao and was working at the Guntur circle office.
The Times of India reported that the overall value of his disproportionate assets was Rs 2.41 crore, adding that the official had been allegedly taking significant amounts from contractors as bribes.
An investigation is underway.