CBI ARRESTS A PRINCIPAL GENERAL MANAGER OF BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LTD. (BSNL) AND TWO OTHER OFFICIALS IN A BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi, 20.04.2018

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Principal General Manager; an AGM and a JTO, all working in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), Faridabad in an alleged bribery case.

A case was registered U/s 120-B of IPC and Section 7 of PC Act, 1988 on a complaint against the accused. It was alleged that the complainant was awarded work related to provisioning of new broadband connections/maintenance of broadband services by the Office of Principal General Manager, BSNL, Faridabad and he submitted 32 bills totalling Rs.7,99,877/- for the said work during the period November, 2017 to January, 2018. It was further alleged that the Principal General Manager demanded a bribe of Rs.51,000/- for passing the said bills through the AGM. However, the bribe amount was negotiated and reduced to Rs.45,000/- on the request of the complainant.

CBI laid a trap and caught the Principal General Manager; an AGM and JTO, all of BSNL, Faridabad. The bribe amount was accepted by the AGM who gave it to Principal GM.

Searches were conducted at the residential and official premises of the accused. During searches at the house of Principal GM, cash amounting to Rs.42,68,000/- (approx.); property documents pertaining to different properties at Jaipur, Noida, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Gwalior etc.; LIC policies of Rs.1.5 crore (approx.); jewellery weighing 500 gms (approx.); locker keys; documents related to Bank Accounts and several companies have been recovered.

The arrested accused are being produced today in the Competent Court at Panchkula.


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