CBI catches censor board official taking bribe, jails him

Chennai, Feb 27: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Thursday sentenced an official of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to one year’s rigorous imprisonment after he was caught accepting a bribe.

D Rajasekar, regional officer of the CBFC, was sentenced to one year’s rigorous imprisonment, said a statement issued here by the anti-corruption branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

According to the statement, the anti-corruption branch laid a trap for Rajasekar on receipt of a complaint that he demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 for viewing a film and issuing the necessary certificate. The CBI laid a trip and caught Rajasekar while he was accepting bribe from the complainant whose name the agency has withheld.