SIVASAGAR, May 16 - A top ONGC official was today caught red-handed taking bribe.
Deputy General Manager (drilling) Arvind Kumar Singh had demanded Rs 12 lakh for passing pending bills of a contractor. The bills were to the tune of Rs 3 crore.
Singh is posted at the ONGC, Assam Asset, Sivasagar. The contractor approached the CBI which registered a case yesterday.
“As a first instalment of the bribe, the contractor took Rs 2 lakh to Singh’s office today. The CBI sleuths caught him while he was accepting the money,” sources said.
Singh was arrested today and will be produced before the court of Special Judge, CBI in Guwahati tomorrow. Searches are being conducted at his residential and official address. The results of the searches are yet to be received.