Man accepting old notes as bribe, arrested


New Delhi: It is not just banks and petrol pumps that were accepting Rs 1,000 and 500 notes after November 8 deadline announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Unmindful of the PM's warning, a railway employee was merrily accepting Rs 500 notes as bribe for a total sum of 20,000, the very next day, only to fall in the CBI's net. 

According to the agency, Chandan Mukherjee was nabbed on November 9 after the agency laid a trap and allegedly caught him receiving 20,000 in old notes. Mukherjee, as per sources, told the complainant that he can help him get a railway job for his son and was ready to accept the entire amount in old notes.

The complainant decided to approach the CBI which did the initial verification and then laid a trap and arrested Mukherjee. After his arrest the agency produced Mukherjee in court the next day but did not seek police remand. It said the investigation is at initial stage and important witnesses have to be examined. 

It further told the court that certain documents relating to the appointment to Railways are yet to be collected along with scientific evidence and the accused should be kept in jail for the time being. The court agreed with the agency submissions and sent Mukherjee to judicial custody.