New Delhi, June 19: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday arrested Colonel Shaibal Kumar for allegedly taking a bribe of 50,000 rupees from a Pune-based private firm. The investigation agency also nabbed 3 other officials of Xtech Equipment Pvt Ltd.
The Colonel posted in Planning and Engineering branch of the Kolkata-based Army's Eastern Command, MD Sharat Nath, Director Vijay Naidu and Amit Roy have been arrested by the CBI.
It was alleged that the Colonel had demanded a bribe of Rs.1.80 lakh from Managing Director of the aforesaid company in connection with the supply of Power Pack Rock Splitters, which are used by various field formations of the Army.
CBI tracked the Director of said private company who came from Pune to deliver the bribe to Colonel and nabbed him after the payment of bribe to the Colonel. CBI caught the Colonel and recovered the bribe from his residence.
The agency had registered a case against them under sections of the IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. Searches have been conducted in four premises at Pune and two premises at Kolkata. The arrested persons were produced yesterday before the Competent Court.