Two NPCC officers held for seeking bribe to clear bills CBI

first_imgIt is alleged that Kotwal and Pasha had demanded bribe of Rs 33 lakh from Baid for passing the bills for construction of BSF outposts done by his firm, officials said.Baid assured Kotwal that the payment could be made once his bills are cleared. Kotwal suggested him to get the bills prepared and process them on a back date.Kotwal also asked Baid to allegedly pay Rs three lakh as initial payment to his office personnel posted at the NPCC Zonal Office, Silchar in Assam, who were processing his pending bills which was made by one Swapan Das, an employee of Baid, they said.On July 1, Kotwal further instructed Baid to transfer Rs 40 lakh as bribe to him in Delhi, the CBI alleged. Three days later, Baid allegedly arranged a transfer of Rs 25 lakh to Delhi through one Vinit Agarwal, a businessman based in Assam, through a ‘hawala’ channel, it said. Related News CBI raids: Opposition MPs write to PM accusing govt of ‘intimidation’ and ‘coercion’ Advertising Best Of Express CBI searches three districts of UP in connection with illegal mining scam The agency has arrested Rakesh Mohan Kotwal, NPCC zonal manager and Latiful Pasha, manager for alleged corruption. Sources said they are among seven people arrested in the case. The other five are private individuals, identified as Anish Baid, owner of Shree Gautam Construction Company, Binod Singhi, director in Baid’s company, Ramesh Kumar, an employee in the company, Sunil Kumar, Kotwal’s relative and one Dharmendra Kumar.Sunil Kumar, who allegedly received Rs 25 lakh, a part of the payment of bribe on behalf of Kotwal from Ramesh Kumar in a hotel in Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave area, was caught red-handed when CBI teams carried out a raid on Sunday.Others were arrested later on the basis of questioning of the accused and information received by the agency. The CBI had received information about the transaction and carried out the raids, officials said. Later, searches were carried out at 18 locations in Delhi, Silchar, Jalpaiguri, Guwahati and Gwalior, they said. By Express News Service |New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2019 4:18:27 am Gayatri mining scam: Ex-SP minister Prajapati, 4 IAS officers booked by CBI center_img Advertising In undecided Congress, first open call for Priyanka: She should be party chief financial probes, corporate Affairs Ministry, financial sector, financial raid investigation, it department, saradha group, west bengal, cbi, sfio, india news, indian express The agency has arrested Rakesh Mohan Kotwal, NPCC zonal manager and Latiful Pasha, manager for alleged corruption. Sources said they are among seven people arrested in the case.The CBI has arrested two senior officials of National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) Limited for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 40 lakh for clearing bills pertaining to construction of BSF border outposts, agency sources said on Monday. Once money landed in Delhi, Baid allegedly informed Kotwal to make arrangements for its pickup, who in return asked his relative Sunil Kumar to visit Delhi between July 13 and 15 and pick it up, they said.The pick up was arranged at a hotel in the Safdarjung Enclave, where the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team raided the location and arrested Sunil Kumar, who was receiving the bribe from Ramesh Kumar, an employee of Baid. NRC deadline approaching, families stranded in Assam floods stay home Karnataka: Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook Post Comment(s)last_img

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