CBI arrests Bar Council member for taking bribe

The agency also raided seven places in and around Delhi, including the office of the member and the college.

The CBI had been monitoring the telephone calls of Rajendra Singh Rana and swooped on his Pitampura residence in north Delhi late in the evening when another advocate had arrived there with the file of the law college.

The agency claimed to have recovered over Rs one lakh from his residence and soon after he was detained, simultaneous searches were carried out at seven places in and around Delhi including the Law College, official sources said.

Speaking to PTI while in the custody of the CBI headquarters, Rana alleged that the agency was deliberately trying to trap him and that he was discussing the case with his fellow Supreme Court Advocate whom he identified as "Tyagi".

While he claimed that both of them had been brought to the CBI headquarters for questioning and were only detained, the CBI sources maintained that he has been arrested and a case of bribery registered against him.Rajinder Singh Rana was first elected to the state Bar Council of Delhi in 1998 where he became Vice Chairman in 2000. In 2010, he was elected to the Bar Council of India, according to the official website of the BCI.

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