CBI ARRESTS RAILWAY MANAGER (IRSE-1997), OPERATOR IN A BRIBERY OF Rs. 50 LAKH AND ALSO RECOVERS Rs.47 LAKH(APPROX) DURING SEARCHES
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested seven accused including an Additional Divisional Railway Manager ( IRSE-1997), Guwahati, Contractor, Hawala Operator, Bribe-giver etc in a bribery of Rs.50 Lakh.
A case was registered against an Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM), Guwahati and other private persons including Contractors etc. It was alleged that the accused had entered into a conspiracy with the intention of showing undue favours to the private contractors for awarding of contract agreements, preparation of measurement book, processing of running account bills, early release of payment against pending bills & for the ongoing work of construction in North East Frontier Railway as well as for early release of security deposit & bank guarantees. It was further alleged that the ADRM, Guwahati was habitual of demanding & accepting undue advantage from various Contractors while being posted as Chief Engineer, Construction, New Jalpaiguri, NFR. It was also alleged that a Contractor was facilitating the delivery of the bribe to ADRM, Guwahati through his acquaintance from a Hawala Operator in Delhi.
CBI laid a trap and caught an acquaintance of ADRM, Guwahati while accepting bribe of Rs. 50 Lakh on behalf the said ADRM delivered through Hawala Channel. The ADRM and said private persons were also caught.
Searches were conducted at the premises of ADRM & others in various locations including at Delhi, Narora, Guwahati, Siliguri & Aligarh which led to recovery of Rs.47 Lakh( approx) cash, Laptops and several incriminating documents.
All the arrested accused will be produced today before the Competent Court.