Advertisement
Friday, Jul 01, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Food Corporation of India Bribery Case: CBI Recovers Rs 3 Cr During Raids, 4 Officials Arrested

The case pertains to the alleged demand of Rs 1.50 lakh -- at the rate of Rs 50,000 per month for January, February and March -- in bribe to release pending bills of a company, officials said.

Food Corporation of India Bribery Case: CBI Recovers Rs 3 Cr During Raids, 4 Officials Arrested
After verification of the complaint, the CBI carried out a raid at the place where bribe was decided to be exchanged, and arrested the officials. | Representational image| Jitender Gupta/Outlook
Food Corporation of India Bribery Case: CBI Recovers Rs 3 Cr During Raids, 4 Officials Arrested
outlookindia.com
2021-05-29T21:21:58+05:30

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has seized Rs 3.01 crore in cash and jewelry during raids on four Food Corporation of India (FCI) officials in Bhopal on Saturday.

The national agency also recovered a note counting machine during the searches and has arrested the four FCI officials, who were remanded in CBI custody till June 2 by a special court, earlier today.

The arrested officials have been identified as divisional manager Harish Hinonia, managers Arun Shrivastava and Mohan Parate, manager and assistant Kishore Meena.

The case pertains to the alleged demand of Rs 1.50 lakh -- at the rate of Rs 50,000 per month for January, February and March -- in bribe to release pending bills of a company, agency officials said.

They had also asked to pay Rs 70,000 for every bill to be deposited in future for clearance, they said.

After verification of the complaint, the CBI carried out a raid at the place where bribe was decided to be exchanged, and arrested the officials.

CBI spokesperson R C Joshi said during the searches in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, a total of over Rs 3 crore in cash, one kg of gold and silver jewelry and a note counting machine were recovered.

A large portion of the money was stashed in a vault inside a wooden almirah.

The CBI also recovered diary containing meticulous details of people paying the bribe which will be under investigation, he said.

"The cash amount was allegedly kept in different envelopes, some of the bundles marked / written with names of the parties, dates and amounts.... A diary was found containing the detailed record of the cash amounts obtained such as date, name of party, amount and also a note counting machine," Joshi said.

(With PTI inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement