CBI arrests a Chief Office Supdt. of Western Railway for accepting bribe of Rs 50,000/-

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: Mumbai, February 23, 2024

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Chief Office Supdt., DRM Office, Western Railway, Mumbai (Maharashtra) for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000/- from a complainant (representative of a private company) for processing three bills worth Rs. 4.80 crore (approx.)for payment to the company of the complainant.

 CBI registered a case against the accused on allegations of demanding bribe from the complainant for processing the bills of a private company, which supplies materials to Western Railway. It was alleged that the company is a regular supplier of Western Railways and used to submit bills against supplying materials to Western Railways for payments. It was further stated that complainant (the representative of the company) used to follow up on behalf of said company, with Accounts Department of Western Railways for timely passing and payments of bills. Recently, it was alleged, the said company had supplied materials to Western Railways. It was further alleged that the company submitted three bills amounting to Rs.4.80 crore (approx.) against the materials supplied, to the Accounts Department of Western Railway. It was also alleged that the said accused was the processing officer at the Accounts Section of DRM Office, Mumbai Central, Western Railways, Mumbai. When the complainant allegedly approached the said Chief Office Supdt. for processing the said Bills, the accused demanded bribe of Rs. 100.00 per lakh of total billed amount of Rs. 4.80 crore  (approx. Rs. 50,000/- as bribe) from the complainant.

CBI has laid a trap and the accused was apprehended while accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000/- in his office at Mumbai.

Searches were conducted at two locations at the premises of the accused, which led to recovery of incriminating documents and movable & immovable assets.

The arrested accused is being produced before the Competent Court in Mumbai today. Investigation is continuing.

SC/PM  Source: CBI


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