Micromax owners arrested in a bribery case

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India’s national investigation agency CBI Wednesday arrested the two owners of Micromax mobiles while they were allegedly giving Rs 30 lakh bribe to the engineers of North Delhi Municipal Corporation for clearance to a banquet hall construction.

Along with Rajesh Agrawal and Manish Tuli, both of Micromax Informatics, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths also arrested two junior officials of the municipal corporation and carried out searches at 15 locations including residential and official premises of the MCD officers.

CBI sources said they got a tip-off that Agrawal and Tuli had entered a deal with the engineers of the civic body to get clearance for construction of their banquet hall in the Wazirpur area in exchange of bribe of Rs 50 lakh.

The sources alleged that Agrawal and Tuli negotiated with the MCD officials and brought down the alleged bribe amount from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.

It was also agreed that the illegal gratification will be allegedly paid to the two junior officials of civic body.

Soon after getting information that the alleged bribe is to be paid at the office of Agrawal and Tuli, a team of CBI rushed to the site.

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