new Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a professor of Jamia Millia Islamia University in a bribery case. Officials gave this information on Wednesday.
Khalid Moin, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been accused of issuing structural stability certificates to various projects by taking bribes.
Moin had allegedly issued a structural safety certificate to the Chintel Paradiso apartment in Gurugram, part of which collapsed last month, killing two women.
However, his arrest was not linked to the house collapse. Moin was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a Delhi-based architecture company.
The arrested accused will be produced in a special court in Delhi.
The CBI also arrested Prakhar Pawar of M/s Vyom Architect and Abid Khan, an employee of the company.
According to CBI spokesperson RC Joshi, the premises of the accused are being searched.
During the searches, the CBI has recovered Rs 30 lakh in cash and bank account details of Rs 1.19 crore, agency officials said.
“The university has nothing to do with the matter. It was a matter related to his personal consultation. The CBI team did not ask for or share any details with the university. They questioned him at his office in the university and they also have Went home to collect some documents,” news agency PTI quoted a Jamia Millia Islamia source as saying.
The source further said that the professors, especially from the civil engineering department, are involved in the consultancy work.
“It has been alleged against the accused that the said professor was indulging in various activities by conspiring with the representatives of various private builders, architect, middleman to take bribes for issuance of structural stability certificates for the projects,” Joshi said. Joshi said. ,
On receiving information about the alleged bribery transaction, the CBI laid a trap and nabbed the professor along with two others, he said.