Narcotics official held for taking bribe

May 16th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Mandi, May 16 (IANS) An official of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) posted in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi town was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs.110,000 from an accused’s kin, an official said Wednesday.

NCB intelligence officer Arvind Sharma was arrested Tuesday night, Superintendent of Police (Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau) Varinder Sharma told reporters here.

He said Sharma was Wednesday presented in a lower court which remanded him to three days police remand.

The NCB zonal office in Chandigarh has set up a centre in Mandi to check illegal cultivation of poppy and cannabis.

NCB sources said the officer had been suspended and a departmental probe had been initiated against him.

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