CBI arrests four more accused in an on-going investigation of bribery case
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested four more accused (all private person) i.e. Director of Chennai based private firm; her working partner based at Delhi; brother of public servant (former Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer) and a private person of another firm based at Chennai in an on-going investigation of the bribery case.
Apart from the recoveries of huge cash and Gold Bars (cash of Rs. 2.75 crore approx. and Gold Bars of 23 kg approx.) made yesterday, other investment such as FDRs worth Rs. 4.28 crore (approx) related to public servant & his family members, property documents and keys of two bank lockers have also been recovered during searches. The scrutiny of the bank accounts and other documents is in progress.
All the arrested accused are being produced today before the Competent Court at Delhi & Chennai.
It may be noted that CBI has yesterday arrested former Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer (IRSME-1984 Batch), earlier posted at Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Perambur, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) for demanding & accepting an alleged bribe of Rs. 50 lakh as second instalment.
A cash of Rs. 2.75 crore (approx) and 23 kg (approx.) Gold were also recovered during searches conducted yesterday at the premises of the accused at multiple locations including in Delhi & Chennai.
CBI had registered a case against a former Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, earlier posted at Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Perambur (Tamil Nadu) and others including private persons on the allegations that the accused while holding the post of Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Perambur, Chennai was indulging in various activities in collusion with a Director of Chennai based private firm and unknown persons in the award/execution of tenders in respect of Mechanical Division of ICF, Perambur. It was further alleged that the accused during the period from February 2019 to 31 March, 2021 (the date of his retirement) had collected bribe from the Director of private firm & others and used the services of said person (Director of a private firm) as a conduit for collecting bribe on his behalf and also as a custodian for keeping the alleged illegal gratification of Rs.5.89 crore (approx.) received by/on his behalf. It was also alleged that on the demand of said public servant, the private person (Director of a private firm) arranged to deliver a sum of Rs. 50 lakh as first instalment of the total bribe kept in her custody through another private person of a company, based at Chennai and her working partner at Delhi to the brother of said public servant in Delhi.
Investigation is continuing.