The CBI on Friday arrested Accountant General of Tamil Nadu Arun Goyal and three others in a bribery case.
The agency also arrested Goyal’s Senior Accounts Officer Gajendran in connection with the case, it is said.
It is alleged that Goyal had demanded Rs. 5 lakh from PWD officer Shivalingam to post him as divisional accountant, they said.
CBI sleuths arrested Goyal and Gajendran, along with Shivalingam and L S Raja. Searches were conducted at the offices and houses of the accused.
CBI team recovered a part of the bribe amount from Gajendran during a search. During questioning, Gajendran told the CBI that he gave the remaining amount to Goyal, who was also taken into custody.
Meanwhile, officials at the AG’s office claimed the CBI is interrogating the accountant general but refused to confirm the arrest.