CBI traps railway junior engineer while accepting bribe

NAGPUR: Central Bureau of Investigation’s Anti-Corruption Wing sleuths on Thursday caught a junior engineer of South East Central Railway, Nagpur, while accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a civil contractor. Intriguingly, the SECR employee was nabbed for corrupt practices related to a work while he was earlier employed in Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC).

Sharad Sangole, who was with MSRTC before switching to SECR in March this year, was demanding 1% from complainant Ramlal Gabhane for approving a pending bill against a work done by the authorities of MSRTC. The arrested junior engineer had been also demanding 1% from Gabhane from an already sanctioned bill of Rs 6.33 lakh for repairing of sewer lines in Imambada quarters of the the corporation. It is learnt Sangole had awarded the contract for the work to Gabhane while working with MSRTC.

Gabhane was told by the senior officials of MSRTC that Sangole would have to come to the office and sort out the issues of pending bill. Sangole was demanding the bribe to do so. Gabhane then approached CBI. A verification of the demand was also conducted with recorded conversation. Accordingly, a trap was laid by deputy superintendent of police Vijay Kumar under SP Sandeep Tamgadge.