Censor board CEO held in bribery case

Rakesh Kumar
Rakesh Kumar

New Delhi, Aug 19 :

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar was arrested Monday in a bribery case, the CBI said.

Kumar was arrested Monday evening and will be presented in court Tuesday, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said.

Last Thursday, the CBI had carried out a search at Kumar’s residence in Mumbai in connection with the case.

CBFC advisory panel member and an authorized agent for censor certification Shripati Mishra has already been arrested by the agency for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs.70,000 for issuing a certificate to “Mor Dauki Ke Bihav”, a regional film from Chhatisgarh.


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