Mumbai: CBI on Monday arrested its own police sub inspector for allegedly accepting bribe from a witness in a case.

KK Sabat, a police sub inspector with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of CBI was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant.

"Sabat had demanded the bribe from the complainant, who is a witness in a CBI case, for not making him an accused in the case," CBI said in a press statement issued here.

According to the Anti-Corruption Bureau of CBI, Sabat's residential premises in suburban Mumbai was searched and documents pertaining to a number of bank accounts and property were recovered.

Sabat was produced before a special CBI court here which remanded him to CBI custody.

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