The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Colonel of Planning & Engineering Branch of Indian Army, Eastern Command, Kolkata and three others including Managing Director, Director & a representative of Private Company based at Pune in an alleged bribery of Rs.50,000/-.
CBI had registered a case on 17/06/2017 against Colonel and three others including Managing Director; Director & a Kolkata representative of Pune based private company u/s 120 B of IPC and section 7, 12 & 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988. It was alleged that the Colonel had demanded a bribe of Rs.1.80 lakh from Managing Director of the aforesaid company in connection with the supply of Power Pack Rock Splitters, which are used by various field formations of the Army. The Colonel was alleged to have already demanded & accepted a bribe of Rs.50,000/- during February 2017 and as part of the second installment of the bribe, the Colonel has now accepted Rs.50,000/- from the accused company. CBI tracked the Director of said private company who came from Pune to deliver the bribe to Colonel and nabbed him after the payment of bribe to the Colonel. CBI caught the Colonel and recovered the bribe from his residence.
Searches have been conducted in four premises at Pune and two premises at Kolkata.
The arrested accused persons are being produced before the Competent Court. Further investigation is continuing.