ACB nabs three men accused in advertising scam
The state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted fresh arrests in the Crayons Advertising Company corruption case on Wednesday and arrested three men involved with the company. The three company officials were involved in the approximately Rs3 crore scam of which its director - Ajay Chopra is also accused. A non bailable warrant was earlier issued against Chopra, however, the man is out on interim bail.
The ACB had registered various cases in the advertising scam and on Wednesday it called three officials of the company - identified as media manager Lokesh Gupta, Amit Gupta and Ravikant Sharma - for questioning. However, after questioning, the trio were arrested by the bureau which is conducted further investigation into the matte
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The ACB had registered five separate cases in the matter on a complaint registered by one Shankar Gurjar. After the case was registered, the man went underground following which a non bailable warrant was issued against him. In the FIR, the ACB had alleged that a payment of Rs3,1,00,000 was made to a handful of advertising companies between 2008 to 20013. These payments included advertisement for Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, Independence day, Prashashan Shaharon Ke Sang, Mukhya Mantri Shahari BPL Awas Yojna and a few other initiatives.
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