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CBI arrests IFS officer for accepting bribe

 

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Chandigarh: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested on Tuesday Birender Choudhary, an An Indian Forest Service Officer holding the post of Member Secretary, Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee, in a bribery case.

A case was registered on 17 July 2017 under section 7 of Preention of Corruption Act, 1988 against the Member Secretary, Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee on a complaint from Proprietor of a private firm.

The complainant had alleged that a show cause notice was served to him by the accused public servant for revoking of consent issued to the complainant earlier on 6 December 2016. After receiving the show cause notice, the complainant met the Member Secretary several times to explain his version but the public servant did not hear him properly.

It was also alleged that the complainant along with three other persons, facing a similar issue, met the Member Secretary and during the meeting, the public servant demanded bribe of Rs. 50,000 each for not taking any adverse action. Later, the alleged bribe amount was reduced to Rs. 25,000 each (totaling Rs. 100,000 from four businessmen including the complainant). They were asked by the Member Secretary to deliver the bribe amount.

On receiving complaint, CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs. one lakh. Search was conducted at the residence of the accused in Chandigarh which led to the recovery of Rs. two lakh in cash and certain property and bank account related documents.

CBI arrests Assistant Manager of Western Coalfields Limited in a bribery case

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bribeNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Assistant Manager of Western Coalfields Limited posted at Murpar in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5000 from a complainant.

A case was registered against the Assistant Manager of Western Coalfields Limitedunder Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 on the charge of demanding illegal gratification of Rs. 22500 from a WCL employee for allotment of duty to on holidays for which the complainant would have got extra remuneration from the WCL.

CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting part payment of Rs. 5000 from the complainant. Searches were conducted at the residence of the accused which led to the recovery of incriminating documents and Rs. 170000 in cash.

Searches were also conducted in the same matter at certain premises of middleman and others in Delhi which led to recovery of incriminating documents.

The arrested accused was produced before the Special Judge, Chandrapur.

ESIC officer convicted, gets 4-year sentence in a bribery case

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cbiNew Delhi: The Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases in Bangalore has convicted N. Anand Kumar, former Deputy Director, ESIC, Sub- Regional Office at Peenya, Bangalore (North) and sentenced him to undergo four years simple imprisonment with fine of Rs.35,000 in a bribery case.

CBI had registered a case against Kumar under Sections 7 and 13(2) read with Section 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegations he had issued claim Notices to the complainant in this case in 2013 with exorbitant and illegitimate demands under false pretext to the tune of Rs. 9.5 million.

The complainant met the accused when he came to attend two Court cases filed by ESI during 2012 and 2013 and enquired about the orders of 19 February 2014 passed by him against his (complainant’s) company. Kumar responded by telling the complainant to go in appeal before the Director who can waive the demand. The accused also demanded a sum of Rs. 25000 from the complainant for closing all the issues and Court cases pending against his company. The complainant approached CBI and filed a complaint against the accused. CBI laid a trap and Kumar was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 25,000 from the complainant. A chargesheet was filed against the accused on 16 December 2014.

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

3-year Rigorous Imprisonment for a Naib Tehsildar and others

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Panchkula (Haryana) has convicted and ordered 3-year Rigorous Imprisonment for Jai Pal Singh, ex-Naib Tehsildar, working in the Land Acquisition Office at Faridabad; Dhanpat Singh Ranga, the then Assistant District Attorney; Mahesh Chand Sharma, then Section Officer; Narsingh Dass, then Kanungo and one year RI to Yatinder Singh, Advocate with total fine of Rs.6,30,000 under Sections 120-B, 409, 420, 471 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) & 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) & 13(1)(c) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

CBI had registered a case on 2 March 2005 against those who have now been convicted. The High Court of Punjab and Haryana had transferred the Case to CBI which was earlier registered (FIR No.13/98, 15 December 1998) by the State Vigilance Bureau at Gurgaon on the allegations of defrauding the public exchequer of Rs.7,43,477.

After investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 16 October 2006 in the court of Special Judge, CBI cases at Panchkula in Haryana against Jai Pal Singh and others. Charges in this case were framed on 24 September 2007.

The Trial Court has acquitted two advocates, who were accused in this case.

Commissioner of Service Tax arrested in a bribery case

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bribeKolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Commissioner of Service Tax (an officer of 1990 Batch in Custom & Central Excise) of Haldia Commissionerate (West Bengal), his aide (a private person);a Director of a private company based at Haldia and a courier related to the same company in a bribery case.

All the four arrested accused persons were produced in the CBI Special Court at Alipore in Kolkata on Saturday (May 16) and were remanded to five days police custody on Saturday.

CBI registered the case of bribery leading to the arrests under section 120-B of the Indian penal code (IPC) and sections 7,12 & 13(2) read with sections 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. It has been alleged that the bribe was paid to the accused public servant for showing favour by conducting perfunctory inquiry/investigation in the assessment of the unpaid service tax by a company engaged in stevedoring and offshore cargo handling in Haldia Dock Complex.

CBI laid a trap and arrested the Commissioner of Service Tax & his aide, a private person, from his official residence at Kolkata for accepting the last instalment of Rs. 5,00,000 from the courier. A total bribe of Rs. 2 million was allegedly demanded by the public servant . The Director of the company involved and the courier who delivered the bribe money also have been arrested.

Searches were conducted at 13 locations in Kolkata, Haldia, Hyderabad and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, leading to the recovery of incriminating documents. Rs.8,54000 in cash and incriminating documents like pass books and cheques for various bank accounts were recovered from the official residence of the Service Tax Commissioner.