The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI has arrested a Colonel of Planning and Engineering Branch of Indian Army, Eastern Command, Kolkata and three others including Managing Director, Director and a representative of Private Company based at Pune in an alleged bribery of 50 thousand rupees. The agency had registered a case against Colonel and three others u/s sections of IPC and various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.It is alleged that the Colonel had demanded a bribe of 1.80 lakh rupees from Managing Director of the company in connection with the supply of Power Pack Rock Splitters, which are used by various field formations of the Army. The Colonel was alleged to have already demanded and accepted a bribe of 50 thousand rupees in February this year and as part of the second installment of the bribe, the Colonel was accepting 50 thousand rupees from the accused company.The CBI tracked the Director of the company who came from Pune to deliver the bribe to Colonel and nabbed him after the payment of bribe to the Colonel. CBI caught the Colonel and recovered the bribe from his residence. Searches was also conducted in four premises at Pune and two premises at Kolkata. The arrested accused persons were produced today before the Competent Court.
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