CBI busts bribery racket, arrests 5 including senior railway officers

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) busted a bribery racket and arrested 5 folks, together with three Indian Railway Visitors Service (IRTS) officers.

CBI busts bribery racket, arrests 5 including senior railway officers

The officers have been accused of gathering common bribes from ECR distributors. (Representational picture)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) busted a bribery racket and arrested 5 folks, together with three Indian Railway Visitors Service (IRTS) officers.

The arrested IRTS officers have been Sanjay Kumar (1996 batch), posted as Chief Freight Transportation Supervisor in ECR, Rupesh Kumar (2011 batch), posted in Samastipur, and Sachin Mishra (2011 batch), posted in Sonpur.

Based on CBI, an FIR was lodged on July 31 on fees that the accused collected unlawful gratification from the distributors of the East Central Railway (ECR) for preferential allotment of railway racks for loading items.

The officers have been accused of gathering common bribes from ECR distributors.

The CBI has additionally arrested Nawal Ladha, director of the Kolkata-based Abha Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. and a non-public individual named Manoj Kumar Saha in reference to the case.

As per the grievance, it was alleged the director of a non-public firm based mostly in Kolkata pursuant to a well-knit conspiracy with public servants of ECR, commonly avails out of flip and precedence allotment of railway rack companies, having further stacking time for his agency and different undue benefits in alternate of fee of big bribes on month-to-month foundation to the stated public servants.

The CBI laid a lure and caught the CFTM (public servant) whereas accepting the bribe of Rs. 6 lakh. The bribe giver was additionally caught. Later, three different accused have been caught.

Searches have been carried out at 16 areas, together with Patna, Sonpur, Hajipur, Samastipur, Kolkata, and many others. which led to the restoration of assorted incriminating paperwork and Rs. 46.50 lakh (approx.) together with Rs. 29 lakh (approx.) from a businessman at Kolkata.

One SUV automobile by which six envelopes containing stated money to be delivered to numerous officers of ECR, was additionally recovered.

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