CBI books SAI Deputy Director in graft case after sting-op

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New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI): The deputy director of Sports Authority of India (SAI) has been booked by the CBI for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs one lakh from a news reporter in a sting operation, in return for providing imported weapons and facilities at a shooting range. The case has been registered on a complaint from the chief vigilance officer of SAI that a reporter of a hindi news channel had carried out a sting operation aired on July 17, 2016.

Shiv Dutt Bakshi, who was then administrator of the Karni Singh Shooting Range, was allegedly seen accepting the bribe and a liquor bottle from the reporter in lieu of providing shooting facilities at the range and procuring imported weapons illegally for him at low rates by flouting and manipulating rules, the FIR alleged.

The SAI vigilance officer had collected the tapes from the channel purportedly showing that Bakshi was prepared to provide the reporter with a walther rifle and allow its usage even though the journalist did not have an arms licence. “The transcription of the DVD clearly shows the conversation of the reporter and Bakshi (who) accepted liquor in a form of quid pro quo to help the reporter in getting the gun in an illegal manner,” the complaint alleged.

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