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A curious case of bribe allegation in UP CM secretariat

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Sanjay BhatnagarBy Sanjay Bhatnagar

Published on 8 Jun 2018 8:31 AM GMT

A curious case of bribe allegation in UP CM secretariat
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had to intervene and ask Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar to send him a report in the case related to a sensational allegation of corruption in CM secretariat.

The person who levelled the allegation was taken into custody for questioning as he had alleged that a bribe of Rs 25 lakh was demanded by the Principal Secretary of the Chief Minister. A BJP functionary filed a FIR under sections 419,420 and 500 of Indian Penal Code against him, on the basis of which he was taken into custody.

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One Abhishek Gupta had alleged that bribe was demanded in a matter related to a piece of land for petrol pump in Hardoi district, adjacent to state capital. He had with him a audio clip in which he was in conversation with CM secretariat officials and some big BJP names were mentioned in that.

A FIR was lodged against him as the allegations were being rubbished in official and political circles. Meanwhile, the Governor Ram Naik had also written a letter to CM Yogi in this regard which prompted him to ask for a report in this regard.

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Sanjay Bhatnagar

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Writer is a bi-lingual journalist with experience of about three decades in print media before switching over to digital media. He is a political commentator and covered many political events in India and abroad.

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