CBI apprehends 4 persons including 2 Senior Section Engineers and 1 Assistant Divisional Electrical Engineer of 2 Railway zones in two separate cases of bribery

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Mumbai, 17 February 2024


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has apprehended four persons including a Senior Section Engineer (Electrical) (SSE) and Assistant Divisional Electrical Engineer (ADEE) of South Central Railway, Tirupathi (Andhra Pradesh) in one case and a SSE along with a middleman in another case, in two separate cases of bribery.  

The first case was registered against the said SSE (Electrical), South Central Railway, Tirupathi on allegations of demanding bribe to clear pending bill.  It was alleged that complainant (Director of a private company)was allotted Railway Tender for installation of 750 Volt power supply for maintenance of HOG coaches in washing/sick lines of maintenance Depot/Shed at Tirupathi amounting to Rs.2.56 crore (aprox.).  It is stated that two bills of the complainant were cleared amounting to Rs.1.99 lakh (approx.).

It was further alleged that during the course of processing and payment of Bills,  said SSE (Electrical), SC Railway, Tirupathi and others harassed complainant for payment of illegal gratification.  It was also alleged that since the demand was not fulfilled, the harassment  kept on increasing. ln order to complete the pending works and to place the final bill, extension was sought by the complainant’s company.  It was further alleged that the Complainant, thereafter,  met accused SSE who instructed the complainant to execute the trenching work & Horizontal Drilling Bore at Chandragiri Railway Station, which allegedly were not related to the contract of the Complainant.  It was also alleged that when Complainant visited the office of SSE and requested to process pending Bill and the said SSE demanded Rs.2.75 lakh for processing the same. On negotiation, accused SSE allegedly asked  to pay Rs.40,000/- so as to initiate the processing of said Bill.

CBI laid trap and said SSE was caught red handed while accepting bribe of Rs.40,000/- .  During further trap proceeding, role of ADEE, South Central Railway, Tirupathi,  emerged and he was also caught while accepting Rs.20,000/- bribe.  

Accused were arrested and produced before the  Special Judge for CBI Cases, Kurnool today i.e.17.02.2024 and were remanded to judicial custody till 01.03.2024.

In the second matter, CBI registered a case against Senior Section Engineer (SEE), Sanpada, Central Railway, Mumbai on allegations of demanding bribe from the complainant for passing his bill and release of CRN.  The accused allegedly demanded 3% commission as bribe amount from the complainant through Paytm to be transferred to a conduit/middleman.  It was stated that the complainant was running a firm in Delhi and dealing in supply of materials to Central Railways.  It was also alleged that during August, 2023, the complainant’s firm received an order for supply of material from Central Railway, Sampada Store Depot against the bid for supply of 3000 kg of light weight body filler and the firm supplied the materials in October, 2023. The bill of the same allegedly remained pending with said SSE, Central Railway, Mumbai. 

CBI laid a trap and caught the conduit/middleman, who received payment on behalf of accused SSE through Paytm. The accused SSE was also apprehended. 

Searches are being carried out at the premises of accused in both the cases. Investigation is continuing in both cases.


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