Censor board officer seeks bribe for 'U' certificate; arrested

Hyderabad: The regional officer of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was today arrested by CBI on the charge of demanding bribe for issuing 'U' (universal) certificate to a Telugu film.

G Srinivas Rao, the officer, was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 10,000 from Prabhakar Reddy, producer of the film 'Andala Chandamma', for issuing 'U' certificate, CBI superintendent of police Chandrasekhar told PTI.

"He had demanded Rs 1 lakh and was going to take Rs 10,000 today as first installment. Reddy lodged a complaint with CBI following which Rao was caught red-handed at his office. A case has been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act," the SP said.

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