Chittaranjan locomotive bribery case: all defendants remanded in custody : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Chandigarh, February 14

Ravi Sekhar Sinha, senior material manager of the Chittaranjan Locomotive Plant, sought better class facilities in the prison. Sinha filed a claim when he appeared in court at the CBI today.

Two other defendants in the alleged corruption case, Sonu Arora and Rajan Gupta, also demanded the facilities provided for graduates and convicted income tax payers.

After hearing the demands, Jagjit Singh, Special Judge, CBI Court, forwarded them to the Superintendent of Model Prison, Burail, Chandigarh, to be complied with in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Prison Manual.

The court took all the defendants, Rajan Gupta, Sonu Arora, Ravi Sekhar Sinha, Pawan Kumar, Praveen Vyas and Vinod Kumar, into custody and ordered the relevant authorities to present them in court on February 28.

Lawyer for Sonu Arora and Rajan Gupta also filed requests asking the investigator to provide them with a transcript, CD and the source of the recording. The court ordered the CBI to file a response to the claims on February 28.

According to the CBI, Sinha was arrested when he allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs1.80 lakh. The other five were also arrested in connection with the case. Following the arrests, the CBI conducted searches at 17 locations of the company official in Delhi, Panchkula, Chandigarh, Varanasi and Chittaranjan in West Bengal. According to the CBI, the investigative agency had obtained information that Sonu Arora and Rajan Gupta, both directors of EC Blades and Tools Private Ltd in Chandigarh, had conspired with senior railway officials to obtain a favor undue in the awarding of the contract, the adoption of invoices. by way of illegal gratuity and the like.


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