Shimla (Vijyender Sharma)
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Junior Engineer, Cantonment Board, Subathu, District- Solan (Himachal Pradesh) and a private person in an alleged bribery case while demanding & accepting Rs. 70,000/- from the complainant. It was alleged in the complaint that two contracts of Rs. 30 lakh (approx) were awarded through online tendering process by Cantonment Board, Subathu, District- Solan (Himachal Pradesh) in favour of complainant's firm for fixing Anti-Skid Tiles on road and ground in the cantonment area. After award of the contracts, the complainant approached JE, Cantonment Board for confirming the work sites, but he remained reluctant to show the work site. However, on his repeated requests the JE allotted partial work site to the complainant for which the payment of Rs. 8,60,974/- (approx) was made by the department. Later on, when the complainant demanded the allocation of remaining site, the accused demanded 10% commission/bribe and told him that he will not show the next work site unless 10% commission was paid to him. He also directed the complainant to deliver the bribe amount to another contractor (a private person) on his behalf.
TCBI laid a trap in which the private person was caught red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 70,000/- from the complainant. Later on, the said JE was also arrested. The searches were conducted at the office and residential premises of the accused.