19 August 2014

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CBI arrests Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar for taking Bribe

CBI arrests Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar for taking Bribe

Films can be publicly exhibited in India only after they have been certified by the CBFC.

The CBI arrested Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar in an alleged bribery case on Monday.

A 1997-batch Indian Railway Personnel Service officer, Kumar took charge as the board's CEO in January.

The CBI told to media that  complainant, an authorized agent for censor certification, had approached the CBFC on behalf of a producer of a regional language film, 'Mor Dauki Ke Bihav', for its early clearance. The film was to be released on August 15.

Last week the CBI had registered a case against Kumar and also arrested an authorized agent and an advisory panel member of the CBFC for demanding an Rs 70,000 bribe on the behalf of the CEO to urgently clear a film from Chhattisgarh.

The advisory panel member Sarvesh Jaiswal and the authorized agent for censor certification is Shripati Mishra, who acts as the interface between movie producers and the CBFC.

Last week CBI conducted search on Kumar's residence and recovered Rs 10.50 lacks cash, gold jewellery and property documents.

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Bikram August 19, 2014  

shame on such people .. how much money will be enough for them


Destination Infinity August 19, 2014  

I want to know if there is some place where corruption is not happening in India??!

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rudraprayaga August 19, 2014  

O! God bribery and scams have become big malice in the society.Thank you for the info.