Imphal: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Deputy Chief Engineer and a Senior Section Engineer (SSE), both of Northeast Frontier Railway, and a contractor of a private company based at Guwahati (Assam), in connection with a bribery of approximately Rs. 8 lakh.
The CBI has registered a case against four officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway and others, including a contractor of a private company & employees of the said private company. It was alleged that the aforementioned public servants and private individuals conspired to show undue favours to private contractors in the awarding of contract agreements, preparation of measurement books, processing of running account bills, early release of payment against manipulated and inflated bills for the ongoing work of construction on the North East Frontier Railway, and early release of security deposits and bank guarantees.
The CBI laid a trap and caught the said SSE, Silchar (Assam), while he was accepting a bribe of Rs. 8 lakh from an employee of a private company. Searches were conducted at approximately 19 locations, including Assam, Imphal, Delhi, Bihar, and Haryana, at the accused’s and others’ homes, resulting in the recovery of approximately Rs. 1.02 crore.
All the arrested accused were produced before the competent court. According to a press release from the CBI spokesperson, the Deputy Chief Engineer and the said contractor were remanded to police custody for 5 days, while the SSE is on a 3-day transit remand.