CBI ARRESTS A GROUP GENERAL MANAGER OF RITES FOR ACCEPTING AN ALLEGED BRIBE OF RS.15 LAKH

Press Release
New Delhi, 28.04.2018

The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested a Group General Manager (Civil), RITES, Project Office, Secunderabad for accepting an alleged bribe of Rs.15 Lakh. A Project Manager of a private firm based at Dindigul (Tamilnadu) was also arrested (who was deputed to deliver Rs.15 Lakh to said GGM). 

A case was registered on 28.04.2018 U/s 120-B of  IPC and Sec.7, 12, 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988 against the Group General Manager (Civil), RITES, Project Office, Secunderabad on the allegations of demanding bribe of Rs.15 Lakh towards clearing of pending bills to the tune of Rs.1.5 crore(approx.) out of a total contract value of Rs. 11 crore of said private firm. 

It was further alleged that the RITES Ltd. had awarded contract works to a private Infrastructure firm based at Dindigul (Tamil Nadu) for Rs.11 crore and presently the bill amounting to Rs.1.5 crore (approx) was pending for clearance. The GGM, RITES allegedly demanded an illegal gratification of Rs.15 lakh for clearing the pending bills of said private firm. It was also alleged that the Proprietor of said private firm had deputed his project manager to deliver Rs.15 lakh as demanded.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red handed while accepting the bribe  of Rs.15 lakh. Searches are being conducted today at the office & residential premises of accused and hotel room of Project Manager of private firm.

The arrested accused will be produced tomorrow before the Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases, Hyderabad.


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