CBI arrests three BHEL officials in Nagpur in bribery case

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, July 24, 2012

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today said it had arrested a general manager, a senior engineer and an engineer trainee (purchase) of the public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Nagpur, for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1,10,100 from a businessman.

The businessman, who is the managing director of an Ahmedabad-based manufacturing company, had said in a complaint to the CBI that BHEL, Nagpur had floated a tender for supply of different types of hydraulic pumps.
He alleged that the officials had informed him, after opening of the price bids, that the supply order for hydraulic pumps worth Rs 66 lakhs could be awarded to his company, but they wanted a bribe at the rate of 2 per cent of the amount.
The businessman did not want to pay the bribe and decided to lodge a complaint with the CBI instead.
The agency laid a trap and caught the general manager while allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000. The trainee engineer was caught red-handed while allgedly demanding and accepting an amount of Rs 60,000 on behalf of the senior engineer, a press release from the CBI said.
Searches are being conducted in the premises of the accused persons at various places in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. All the three arrested accused will be produced in the jurisdiction court at Ahmedabad after obtaining transit remand from the court at Nagpur, the release added.