CBI arrests under secretary of Ministry of Ayush for taking bribe

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested an Under Secretary in the Ayush Ministry for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10 lakh.

R.K. Khatri, who is the managing director of Indian Medicine and Pharmaceutical Corporation under the Ministry, was nabbed while allegedly accepting the bribe from a clearing and forwarding agent, CBI officials said.

The C&F agent had approached the CBI and alleged that Khatri had demanded the bribe for clearing his pending bills.

CBI is further carrying out searches at the office and residential premises of the officer.