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New Delhi,
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested three Engineers of Postal Department and CPWD in two separate cases of bribery.

The first case was registered, on a complaint, against Assistant Engineer (Civil) Postal Civil Sub-Division, Ambala Cantt. (Haryana). It was alleged that complainant (a Contractor) had completed the work of Post Office, MDG Building, Kaithal (Haryana) & Post Office building, Gulha, Kaithal. He met the Assistant Engineer (Civil), Postal Civil Sub-Division, Ambala in his office and requested him for releasing the remaining payment of his bills for Rs. 94,000/- (approx.). The accused allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- in lieu of releasing the remaining payment to the complainant. CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs. 10,000/-. During further enquiry, it was also revealed that the said bribe had to be shared with Executive Engineer (current charge) and subsequently he was also apprehended. Searches were conducted at the premises of accused in Ambala and Delhi which led to recovery of incriminating documents.

Both the arrested accused were produced before the Designated Court, Panchkula (Haryana). The Court remanded them to Judicial Custody for 14 days.

In another case, CBI has arrested a Junior Engineer, CPWD, Chandigarh for demanding & accepting bribe of Rs. 55,000/- from the complainant.

A case was registered against the Junior Engineer, CPWD, Chandigarh on a complaint. It was alleged that the complainant (a Contractor of CPWD) had completed the work of renovation of Gym and Creche in AG office, Punjab building situated in Sector 17, Chandigarh. It was also alleged that the complainant met the Junior Engineer in his office and requested him to release the payment of his bills for Rs. 14 lakh (approx.). The Junior Engineer allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs. 55,000/- in lieu of releasing the remaining payment to the complainant.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs. 55,000/-. Searches were conducted at the premises of accused at Chandigarh and Delhi.

The arrested accused was produced before the Designated Court, Chandigarh. The Court remanded him to Judicial Custody for 14 days.

Investigation is continuing in both the cases.

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