GUWAHATI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested the Zonal Manager and Manager (Engineering), both of NPCC Ltd and five private persons including two Directors of Guwahati based private firm in an alleged bribery of Rs 25 lakh.
A case was registered against eight accused including Zonal Manager, NPCC Ltd, Silchar (Assam); Manager (Engineering) NPCC Ltd, Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) ; two Directors of a Guwahati based private construction company; their associates based at Delhi/Guwahati/Gwalior. It was alleged that the Guwahati based private construction company was awarded civil construction work related to Border Out Post of the Border Security Force (BSF). The Zonal Manager, NPCC Ltd and Manager (Engineering), NPCC Ltd allegedly demanded a bribe of approximately Rs 33 lakh from the Director of the private construction company, based at Guwahati for processing and passing of bills related to this said civil construction work.
It was further alleged that the Director of this private company arranged a transfer of Rs 25 lakh to Delhi according to instructions of the Zonal Manager of NPCC Ltd through Hawala operation. It was also alleged that the Zonal Manager of NPCC Ltd instructed his relative based at Gwalior to go to Delhi to collect the bribe amount of Rs 25 lakh. The Director of the private company directed his employee to deliver Rs 25 lakh to the relative of the Zonal Manager of NPCC Ltd. CBI team apprehended the relative of the Zonal Manager, NPCC Ltd along with the acquaintance of this relative and the employee of the Director of the private construction company with the alleged bribe amount of Rs 25 lakh.
Searches have been conducted at 18 locations at the premises of accused including public servants, private persons, middleman etc. at Delhi, Silchar, Jalpaiguri, Guwahati, and Gwalior which have led to recovery of several incriminating documents/articles. All the accused arrested were produced before the Competent Courts on Monday.