01-12-201801-12-2018 09:00:32 IST
Updated On 01-12-2018 09:00:28 ISTUpdated On 01-12-20182018-12-01T03:30:32.397Z01-12-2018 2018-12-01T03:30:28.855Z - 2018-12-01T03:30:28.858Z - 01-12-2018
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused the N Chandrababu led government in Andhra Pradesh of not allowing a trap against a central official who has been seeking bribe.
The agency said that with this kind of blatant disregard and attitude, the fight against corruption will become very difficult.
The agency further added that instead of giving a consent to lay a trap the Andhra government leaked the information to ACB ((Anti-Corruption Bureau) which acted on the complaint and did the needful.
The government in AP had withdrawn the consent to the CBI on November 8 for which they were heavily criticized. The CBI in a statement said that its Visakhapatnam unit received a complaint from Lokesh Babu on November 28. He was a resident of Machilipatnam.
He alleged that the superintendent-rank official was seeking a bribe of Rs 35,000 for not raising objections in the CGST returns which was filed by the firm of the complainant.
The CBI then wrote to the principal secretary to allow them a special consent to lay a trap on the official, but instead of giving a consent they leaked the information to the ACB.
The CBI said that it regrets such non-cooperation from AP and that this will only create more chances of corruption in the state.
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