Chittaranjan Locomotive Works Graft Case: CBI Files Indictment Against Six Defendants: The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Chandigarh, April 8

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an indictment against six defendants in the alleged corruption case of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.

Besides Ravi Sekhar Sinha, senior material manager of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, the other defendants named in the indictment are Rajan Gupta, Sonu Arora, Vinod Kumar, Parveen Vyas and Pawan Kumar Singh. The indictment was filed by CBI Special Public Prosecutor PK Dogra for offenses punishable under Section 120-B of the ICC and Sections 7(A), 8 and 12 of the CBI Act. 1988 on the prevention of corruption.

The CBI had arrested Ravi Sekhar Sinha when he allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs1.80 lakh in February this year.

The investigative agency alleged in the FIR that M/s EC Blades and Tools Private Limited, Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, was awarded a contract for the supply of 28 sets of bogey frames on 14 December from the last year at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works of Indian Railways.

Defendants Sonu Arora and Rajan Gupta, directors of the company, allegedly used the services of Parveen Vyas to contact Chittaranjan Locomotive Works officials to deliver the bribe they allegedly demanded instead of awarding the contract and increase the amount of material. be provided. Audio transcripts of the conversation held between the defendants were attached to the indictment.

It was also alleged that the official increased the quantity ordered in the supply order and demanded that the bribe be given to him through a representative. CBI teams were waiting in Chittaranjan where the bribe amount was to be handed over to Sinha and apprehended him.

The CBI said the transcript clearly showed the defendant’s role in paying the bribe and securing bids. The CBI had carried out searches at 17 locations of the head of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works in Delhi, Panchkula, Chandigarh, Varanasi and Chittaranjan in West Bengal.

The CBI claimed that around 1.22 crore rupees, around 500 grams of gold and documents on properties located in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Patna and Ranchi were recovered from the premises of the senior materiel manager and approximately 32 lakh rupees and incriminating documents. premises of the other accused.

The court had previously committed all defendants to judicial custody.

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