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CBI arrests railway officials from Mumbai in a bribery case

Searches were conducted at around 12 locations including Mumbai, Kolkata, Grater Noida, Jamshedpur, Ahmedabad and Vadodra at the premises of the accused, which led to recovery of cash, papers relating to properties, investment and jewellery besides other incriminating documents/ articles : CBI

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New Delhi, December 5

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested five railway officials from Mumbai along with two private persons for bribery. 

The arrested include Deputy Chief Material Manager (Electrical), Material Management Department, Central Railway, Mumbai; Deputy Chief Material Manager, (Coaching), Material Management Department, Western Railway (HQ), Mumbai, Senior Material Manager, Western Railway and two Private persons in separate cases of bribery.

The first case was registered against Deputy Chief Material Manager, Material Management Department, Central Railway (HQ), Mumbai & others including a private Company based at Grater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), two private persons, both representatives of the said private company. It was alleged that a representative of Grater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) based private company was in the habit of regularly bribing senior railway officers of Western Railways for the favour of awarding tenders to the parties being represented by him. 

It was further alleged that the Deputy Chief Material Manager, Material Management Department, Central Railway, Mumbai has demanded illegal gratification from said private company based at Greater Noida (U.P.) through private person (who was acting as the conduit between officials of Central Railway, Mumbai and various private companies) for awarding tenders to the said company for procurement/supply of material. 

Another case was registered against Deputy Chief Material Manager, Material Management Department, Western Railway (HQ), Mumbai & others including a private Company based at Jamshedpur (Jharkhand); two marketing Managers of said private company; private person; Senior Material Manager, Western Railway, Mumbai & a representative of a private company based at Kolkata (West Bengal). 

It was alleged that the said private person was in the habit of regularly bribing senior railway officers of Western Railways for the favour of awarding tenders to the parties being represented by him. It was further alleged that the Deputy Chief Material Manager, Material Management Department, Western Railway (HQ), Mumbai has demanded illegal gratification from the private company based at Jamshedpur, (Jharkhand) through said private person (who was acting as the conduit between officials of Western Railway, Mumbai and various private companies), for awarding tenders to the company for procurement/supply of material. 

During a trap laid by CBI, the Deputy Chief Material Manager (Electrical) of Central Railway and Deputy Chief Material Manager (Coaching) & Senior Material Manager of Western Railway were apprehended while accepting bribe of around Rs. 70,500/-. The Private Persons (Bribe givers) were also apprehended. 

The agency then conducted searches at around 12 locations including Mumbai, Kolkata, Grater Noida, Jamshedpur, Ahmedabad and Vadodra at the premises of the accused, which led to recovery of cash, papers relating to properties, investment and jewellery besides other incriminating documents/ articles, officials further stated. 



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