CBI - AAHAR 2020

AAHAR 2020, CBI arrests 2 ITPO officials

CBI arrested 2 ITPO officials in an alleged case of bribery. Rohit Sonkar and Akshay Singh have been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe in lieu of selling Stall space in AAHAR 2020 exhibition. They both have been accused of selling stall space to numerous Shopkeepers by charging extra money from them. AAHAR The International Food & Hospitality Fair, New Delhi, India, is in its 34th year. Organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (the premier trade promotion body of the Government of India), AAHAR is one of Asia’s best-known brands in Food & Hospitality shows. The show has grown by leaps & bounds in recent years and is today the well-known destination for global vendors and sourcing professionals.

According to CBI sources, Rohit Sonkar, who is a Manager and Akshay Singh, who is a Deputy Manager, in ITPO were fraudulently selling space to shopkeepers and traders who wanted to put up their stall in AAHAR 2020.

CBI received a complaint from some of the shopkeepers regarding the fraud being perpetrated by these 2 ITPO officials. CBI started an internal inquiry into the matter. They took the help of the complainant and laid a trap for the 2 officers. When the bribe money was being handed over to them, CBI swooped in caught them red-handed.

After the arrest, a detailed investigation is going on to find out the magnitude of the crime.

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