CBI arrests Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, others in bribery case

Mumbai, Sep 28 (Bureau) The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested a Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer (IRSME-1985 Batch), Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai; his driver and Partner of a Kolkata-based private company in an alleged bribery case of Rs one lakh. According to the CBI, a case was registered against Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai; Kolkata-based private company & its Partner and other unknown public servants/ private persons. It was alleged that the bills of Kolkata based private company were pending with the Mechnical Department of Central Railway.

The Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer (PCME), was the overall in-charge of Mechanical Department of Central Railways, Mumbai, and all Tenders & Work Contracts related to Mechanical Department of Central Railway were allegedly under his purview. On specific instructions of said Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer(PCME), the Technician-II, Central Railway(working as his official Driver) accepted the bribe of Rs.1,00,000/- on his behalf from a private firm having office at Bandra, Mumbai, which in turn delivered the said bribe amount on behalf of said Partner of Kolkata based private company. CBI caught the said PCME(who demanded the bribe) & his driver and also recovered the bribe amount.

Later, the said Partner of Kolkata based private company was also caught.Searches were conducted at 10 locations including in Mumbai, Kolkata, Ghaziabad, Noida, Dehradun, Delhi at the premises of the accused. During searches at the premises of Principal Chief Mechnical Engineer(PCME), a cash of Rs. 23,00,000/- (approx); jewellery including diamond worth around Rs.40 lakh have been recovered. Details of investments of around Rs. 8 crore; land & houses at Noida, Haridwar, Dehradun & Delhi worth about more than Rs. 5 crore; 03 foreign bank accounts at Singapore & USA having deposits to the tune of around USD 2,00,000; one NRI bank account & other bank accounts in the name of the accused & family members have been found. One bank Locker has also been identified.All the arrested accused were later produced in a CBI court which had remanded them into CBI custody for a week.