Monday, October 26, 2020

India: CBI raids in Gwalior, 17 other places in NPCC bribery case

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CBI on Monday conducted searches at Gwalior and 17 other locations across the country in an alleged Rs 25 lakh bribery case.

They arrested the zonal manager and manager (engineering), of National Projects Construction Corporation limited (NPCC) Silchar, Assam, manager (engineering) NPCC Ltd, Jalpaiguri (West Bengal); two directors of a Guwahati based private construction company; their associates based at Delhi, Guwahati and Gwalior.

It was alleged that the Guwahati based private construction company was awarded civil construction work related to Border Out Post of the Border Security Force (BSF).

The zonal manager, NPCC Ltd and manager (engineering), NPCC Ltd allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 33 lakh from the director of the private construction company, based at Guwahati for processing and passing of bills related to this said civil construction work.

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It was further alleged that director of the private company arranged a transfer of Rs 25 lakh to Delhi as per instructions of the zonal manager of NPCC Ltd through Hawala.

It was also alleged that the zonal manager of NPCC Ltd instructed his relative based at Gwalior to go to Delhi to collect the bribe amount of Rs 25 lakh.

The director of the company directed his employee to deliver Rs 25 lakh to the relative of the NPCC official.

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CBI team apprehended the relative of the ZM along with an acquaintance of him and an employee of the director of the private construction company with the alleged bribe amount of Rs 25 lakh.

Searches have been conducted at 18 locations at the premises of accused including public servants, private persons and middleman at Delhi, Silchar, Jalpaiguri, Guwahati, and Gwalior which have led to recovery of several incriminating documents/articles

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