CBI Arrests Colonel, Three Others on Charges of Taking Bribe

Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested Colonel Shaibal Kumar, posted in Kolkata’s Eastern Command’s Planning Engineering Branch, along with three senior officials of a private company on the charges of taking bribe.

The others who were booked by the CBI are Sharat Nath, Managing Director, Vijay Naidu, Director and Amit Roy Kolkata representative of M/s Xtech Equipment Pvt Ltd, Pune.

“On June 17, the CBI had registered a case against Colonel and three others of Pune-based private company u/s 120 B of IPC and section 7, 12 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988. It was alleged that the Colonel had demanded a bribe of Rs. 1.80 lakh from Managing Director of the aforesaid company in connection with the supply of Power Pack Rock Splitters, which are used by various field formations of the Army,” the CBI statement reads.

“The Colonel was alleged to have already demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.50,000 in February 2017 and as part of the second instalment of the bribe, the Colonel has accepted Rs.50,000 from the accused company. CBI tracked the Director of said private company who came from Pune to deliver the bribe to Colonel and nabbed him after the payment of the bribe to the Colonel. CBI caught the Colonel and recovered the bribe from his residence,” it further reads.

Searches have been conducted on four premises in Pune and two premises in Kolkata. The accused were produced in a city court and remanded in custody for further investigation.

Article source: IBNLive