CBI arrests Sub Area Manager of Western Coalfields Limited, for accepting bribe

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Mumbai, February 7, 2023

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Sub Area Manager, Ghonsa Open Cast Mine (OCM), Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), Wani North Area, Wani, in Yavatamal district of Maharashtra for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. one lakh from the complainant.

CBI has registered a case on complaint against the said Sub Area Manager, on the allegations of demanding bribe of Rs. 3,23,610/- from the complainant, to issue the delivery order for lifting the coal from the WCL Mine. It was further alleged that the complainant’s firm was authorized to lift 8,200 MT coal from Ghonsa OCM, WCL, Wani North Area but the firm could lift only 4,623 MT coal. It was also alleged that the accused denied to issue the new delivery order and demanded a negotiated bribe of Rs. 3,19,000/- for earlier favour rendered by him to complainant and to issue new delivery order for 2,500 MT Coal.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while he was demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. One lakh as the first installment from the complainant. Searches were conducted at the official & residential premises of the accused, which led to recovery of documents relating to property and other incriminating documents.

The arrested accused was produced before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Kelapur, Yavatmal and has been remanded to police custody up to 08.02.2023.


PIB Mumbai | Dheep/Parshuram (source: CBI)

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