The Hush Post| 16:26 pm | one-minute-read
The CBI has registered a case against five Army personnel, including a colonel, for allegedly receiving bribes worth Rs 18 lakh from a supplier of rations for troops posted in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
This is the second case in the recent times when the CBI booked army officers for corruption in supplies.
In the latest case, the CBI has lodged an FIR against Colonel Raman Dahda, Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Kumar, Subedar Devender Kumar, Havildar Abhay Singh, Subedar Sahuran Sahu and supplier K K Yangfo for criminal conspiracy.
Dahda was the then Commanding Officer of the 556 Army Supply Corps and Mahendra Kumar a platoon commander. They have been also booked under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The allegations are that the officers received Rs 18 lakh in cash from civilian contractors in regard to procurement of fresh and dry rations for troops deployed in the north-eastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The action was taken on the basis of a complaint from the Army.
It is alleged that Dahda misused his official position and received Rs 4.15 lakh from supplier Yangfo through two transactions in the account of Dahda’s father.
According to the complaint, Mahender Kumar, who was responsible for quality check, misused his official position and took Rs 1 lakh as bribe.
Subedar Devender Kumar allegedly took a bribe of Rs 2.04 lakh while Havildar Abhay Kumar Rs 98,000 and Subedar Sahuran Saho Rs 7.65 lakh in three transactions from Yangfo.
Earlier in 2012, CBI had lodged a similar case against Lt Col Amit Sharma and Lt Col Sutikshan Rana, officers of the Army Service Corps. The two officers had allegedly received bribes worth Rs 82 lakh between 2012 and 2016 from a supplier of ration in Nagaland then.