CBI arrests 2 railway officers in bribery case for Rs 1.80 lakh

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two railway officers for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1.80 lakh in Haryana’s Ambala.

The accused, identified as senior divisional signal and telecommunication engineer, Vivek Langayan, and the chief office superintendent, Pawan Kumar, were posted in the office of the divisional railway manager (DRM), Ambala Cantonment.

CBI officials said that a case was registered on the complaint of a local contractor. The contractor claimed that he was awarded two contracts worth Rs 92 lakh and Rs 1.15 crore through open tenders and that after the project or contract was completed, he had submitted revised estimates.

It was further alleged that the chief office superintendent demanded a bribe on behalf of the senior divisional signal and telecommunication engineer to approve the revised estimates.

The bribe demanded was two per cent of the gross contract value, it was alleged.

A CBI spokesperson said: “The CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1.8 lakh from the complainant. Searches at residential and office premises in Ambala of both accused were conducted, which led to the recovery of incriminating documents.”

Both the accused were to be produced in a special CBI court on Wednesday.