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CBI arrests two ITPO officials on graft charge

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two officials of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) for allegedly demanding a bribe to allot a stall-space to a Gujarat-based company for the coming “Aahar Fair 2020.”

The agency received the complaint from the owner of an event management and liasoning firm, which had been hired by a Rajkot-based company to book space for the fair to be held from March 3 to 7.

Payment for the allotment was done, following which, the complainant went to collect the necessary documents when, it is alleged, deputy manager Akshay Singh demanded Rs 1.25 lakh in bribe, according to the FIR .

The CBI verified the complaint, following which Mr. Singh and Manager Rohit Sonkar were arrested.