New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested a senior chief engineer of Rail Wheel Factory in Bengaluru for asking for and accepting a bribe.

The arrested accused was identified as GK Jalan, Principal Chief Engineer of Railway Wheel Factory at Yelahanka of Bangalore. A case was filed on complaint against the Principal Chief Engineer, Rail Wheel Factory, Ministry of Railways, Bangalore on allegations of exacting illegal gratuity from the plaintiff (a civil contractor) who was awarded several contracts work in the Rail Wheel factory. It was alleged that the Principal Chief Engineer demanded Rs 1,00,000 as a bribe from the plaintiff for carrying on the contract work of various types of civil works inside the factory of railway wheels.

It was further alleged that the defendant threatened the complainant with terminating the tenders awarded to him. CBI set a trap and caught the accused in the act while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 75,000 from the complainant.

Searches were carried out at the accused’s premises resulting in the recovery of cash of Rs.1.41 lakh (approx) and incriminating documents.
The arrested accused will be brought before the competent court in Bangalore today. (ANI)

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