CBI registers Graft Case against Railway Official for demanding Rs.20 lakh bribe

The official received Rs 6 lakh as illegal gratification from the Contractor.

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against North Eastern Railway official Alok Singh for allegedly demanding Rs 20 lakh from an advertiser.

The CBI has alleged in its FIR that then chief public relations officer Singh indulged in corrupt practices.

It is alleged that Singh demanded the bribe from Shiv Shankar Tiwari whose advertising firm was empanelled with NER, Gorakhpur, to let him continue his business with Railways.

He received Rs 6 lakh as illegal gratification from Tiwari, the FIR alleged.

The agency has registered the FIR under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act against Singh and Tiwari.

The FIR, based on “reliable” inputs received by the CBI, alleged that Tiwari also arranged two plots in Lucknow measuring 2500 sq ft in the name of his mother.

Tiwari allegedly paid Rs 6 lakh to the coloniser as advance and paid Rs 2.50 lakh in instalments through five cheques drawn from his wife’s account, the FIR said.

While three cheques worth Rs 1.50 lakh were cleared, two cheques could not be cleared because of insufficient account balance, it alleged.

When Tiwari could not complete the demand of Rs 20 lakh, his firm was empanelled for further business with the railways, the FIR alleged.

It alleged that the pending bills of Tiwari’s firm were destroyed in “mysterious” fire in the railway office and payments were blocked in the absence of the bills.

However, they were released after intervention of senior officers.

Cops arrest railway employee while taking bribe, recovers Rs 50000/-

Yet in another incident, Haryana police has arrested a Stenographer deployed in the office of Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Jaipur division while accepting a bribe of Rs 50000 as cash for Railway job.

Identified as Jagdish Kumar, the accused stenographer was caught in the trap laid by a team of Rewari police headed by DSP Jamal Khan. DSP said that accused was arrested on Sunday and he has been remanded to judicial custody.

According to information, action against Jagdish was consequent to complaint lodged by Trilok Chand, a resident of Rewari who hails from Dausa district of Rajsthan.

Trilok said that one of his friend’s son was aspirant of getting an employment in railway. He came in contact with Jagdish and latter assured the employment and a deal was struck for Rs 4 lakh.

According to deal, Rs 50000 was to be paid in cash while rest was to be paid through cheque, The place of meeting was fixed for Sunday. Meanwhile police was informed who gave the signed currency to lay the trap.

Police said that Railway authorities have also been informed.

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