KAPURTHALA: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday has arrested a Principal Chief Engineer, Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh from a railway contractor.
A case was registered against Suresh Chand Meena, Principal Chief Engineer, Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala on a complaint. It was alleged that the complainant who is a contractor at Kapurthala and undertakes works related to civil and horticulture of rail coach factory, met Meena in connection with tender and payment related work in his office. During the said meeting, Meena allegedly demanded a bribe at the rate of 1% of gross payments received by the complainant’s firm in lieu of completed tender work and also for further continuation of contract work.
CBI laid a trap in Kapurthala and caught Meena red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh.
Searches were conducted at the office and residential premises of Meena at Kapurthala and Jaipur which led to the recovery of incriminating documents.
Meena was produced in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases , Mohali (Punjab) and was remanded to 14 days of judicial custody.