Pune: Army Colonel and three others arrested for bribery

A case has been filed against the colonel and three others under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.

Published: 19th June 2017 12:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2017 12:28 PM   |  A+A-

Handcuffs

For representational purpose. | File Photo

By ANI

PUNE: An Indian Army colonel and three others have been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for being involved in a case of bribery of Rs.50,000. 

A case has been filed against the colonel and three others under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. The arrested persons will be produced before a competent court.

It is being alleged that the colonel had demanded a bribe of Rs.1.80 lakh from the managing director, director and a representative of a private company for the supply of power pack rock splitters, which are used by various field formations of the army. 

The colonel was alleged to have already demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.50,000 in February, and was in the process of receiving a second installment of the same amount when he was caught red handed.

The bribe was being delivered by the director of the company. 

The CBI also confirmed that it has carried out a search of four premises in Pune and two premises in Kolkata.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.