CBI files charge sheet against army officer

New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed chargesheets against an army officer posted in Meghalaya, a government official and a businessman based in Assam, for their involvement in corruption.

During investigation, it was found that the then Assistant Garrison Engineer had demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.25,000/- out of total bribe of Rs.50,000/- which was reduced from Rs.70,000/- from the complainant as a reward for Issuance of acceptance letters/work orders for different works ; payment of different bills ; clearance pending final bills for rs.10.15 lakh(approx) and issuance of acceptance letter/work order which was kept pending by him etc.

In another case, a charge sheet has been filed against the then Junior Engineer(QS and C), Garrison Engineer Office, MES, Bairagarh, Bhopal(M.P) in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bhopal U/s 7 and Sec. 13 (2) r/w 13(1) (d) of PC Act 1988 in a bribery case.

CBI registered a case U/s 7 of PC Act 1988 on 14/08/2012 on the complaint alleging therein that the then Junior Engineer(QS and C), Garrison Engineer Office, MES, Bairagarh, Bhopal had demanded a bribe of Rs. 9,000/- for the payment made to private firm; changing the recommendation in favour of said private firm and the continuance of their eligibility for further tenders in MES..

On negotiation, the then Junior Engineer (QS and C), reduced the demand to Rs.7000/- for the said work.

During the trap laid by CBI, the accused person was caught red handed on 14.08.2012 while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.7,000/- from the complainant.

After completion of investigation, CBI filed two separate charge sheets against both the accused in the Designated Court.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial. (ANI)

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