CBI arrests two BSNL officers and a senior accountant in Uttarakhand Accountant General’s office

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BribeNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Accounts Officer and a Telecom District Manager (TDM), both working in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at Unnao in Uttar Pradesh for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.20,000 and Rs.50,000 respectively from a complainant.

A case was registered under section 120-B of Indian Penal Code and section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act against the Accounts Officer and Telecom District Manager (TDM), of BSNL posted at Unnao in Uttar Pradesh following a complaint. It was alleged by the complainant that his firm was engaged in transportation of materials of BSNL stores at Unnao and bills of Rs. 4.6 lakhs were pending in the office of the BSNL TDM. It was further alleged that the Accounts Officer and the TDM were demanding a bribe of 20% of the total bill amount due for payment.

CBI laid a trap and caught both the accused accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000 and Rs.50,000 respectively from the complainant. The CBi also conducted a seearch and seizure at the residential premises of the two accused

In another case, CBI has arrested a Senior Accountant posted in the Dehradun Office of the Accountant General (A&E) of Uttarakhand for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5,000 from the complainant for rectification of his missing GPF Credit in respect of his GPF account.

The arrested accused in both cases were produced before the Designated Courts and remanded to Judicial custody.

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