Delhi: CBI, with help from industrialist, nabs MCD engineer for corruption

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Delhi: CBI, with help from industrialist, nabs MCD engineer for corruption

The CBI has arrested a junior engineer employed with the North Municipal Corporation of Delhi after he demanded a bribe from an industrialist.

Exposing the deep-rooted corruption in the municipal bodies, the CBI has arrested a junior engineer who was allegedly demanding Rs 2 lakh from an industrialist for not demolishing the construction done by him on his premises.

The CBI move came after the pro-active role of complainant Vaibhav Jain, who is a resident of Punjabi Bagh, and owns a company in Narela Industrial Area.

Jain was approached by Kulbhushan Jindal, junior engineer of North MCD, Narela who allegedly demanded Rs 2 lakh. Jain was unwilling to pay him bribe but still went to meet him.

Jindal negotiated the amount and finally asked him to pay a lakh, giving him time of one week to arrange the money. Jindal threatened that if Jain failed to pay him then he would demolish the construction made by him on the premises.

Jain had smartly recorded the entire conversation, and made a written complaint to the CBI and deposited the recorded clip. Acting on his complaint, a CBI officer along with an independent witness set a trap to catch Jindal red-handed.

They went as decoy to strike a deal with him. "They sent the complainant with a new recorder to gather evidence against him. Again the complainant started negotiating the amount with him and agreed to arrange Rs 75,000 in few hours and rest in new few more days. The entire bargain was recorded and his voice was matched to the voice of the recording given by Jain before," said an officer.

After verification, Jindal was arrested by CBI on Thursday. The CBI said searches were also conducted on the premises of accused which led to recovery of Rs 5,70,000 in cash along with voluminous incriminating papers.

"The accused was produced in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Rohini on Friday and remanded to judicial custody till December 1," said CBI.

It had earlier booked Kulbhushan, under section seven of PC Act, 1988.

DELHI NGO BOOKED

Meanwhile, in another case, the CBI has registered a case against Delhi-based NGO Advantage India, its owner Deepak Talwar, a famous corporate lobbyist, and four others for misusing Rs 90.72 crore donations from two defence and aviation firms - MBDA and Airbus SAS.

CBI also raided at 11 places in this case. Already being probed by I-T department for various financial irregularities, Talwar, who is also under the radar for meeting then CBI director Ranjit Sinha more than 50 times at his home in 2014, is accused of siphoning these funds received in Advantage India, run by his family.

The CBI, in its case, alleged that France-based Airbus SAS and UK-based missile manufacturer MBDA International gave about Rs 90.72 crore to the NGO for initiatives related to healthcare and education but it was later found to have been used for purchasing properties.