Guwahati: CBI captures railway Officer and 6 others in bribery case

Rs 8 lakh cash, liquor seized by Election Officials in Meghalaya

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM) posted here and six others, including private contractors and hawala operators, in connection with a bribe of Rs 50 lakh.

A case was registered against ADRM, Guwahati, Jitendra Pal Singh, a 1997 batch Indian Railway Service officer. Shyamal Kumar Deb, a private contractor who arranged the money. Hari Om, and acquaintances of ADRM; Dilawar Khan, Cashier of Hawala Shop; Vinod Kumar Singhal, Hawala shop owner; Sanjit Ray, Hawala Cashier; and Yogendra Kumar Singh, driver of Hari Om.
“It was alleged that the accused conspired to award contract agreements to private contractors, prepare measurement books, process running account bills, expedite payment of pending bills and show undue favors for work in progress. “For early release of security deposits and bank guarantees along with construction work in the North East Frontier Railway (NFR),” a statement issued by the CBI (Information Section) to the media on Sunday said. I was told.
“It was further alleged that while posted as ADRM, Guwahati Chief Engineer (Construction), New Jalpaiguri, NFR used to demand and accept undue advantage from various contractors. It also alleged It was learned that a contractor was facilitating the supply of bribes to ADRM, Guwahati through his acquaintance with a hawala operator in Delhi.
Notably, the investigating agency laid a trap and caught an acquaintance of ADRM, Guwahati, accepting a bribe of Rs 50 lakh from ADRM, which was channeled through a hawala channel. ADRM and private individuals were also captured.

ADRM and other premises were searched at various locations including New Delhi, Narora, Guwahati, Siliguri and Aligarh, resulting in the recovery of around Rs 47 lakh in cash, laptops and several incriminating documents.

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