Over Rs 3 crore in money and jewelry have been seized from a authorities clerk’s residence right now by the CBI in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal after raids. A foreign money counting machine was additionally recovered by officers.
Four Food Corporation of India (FCI) officers had been arrested in a bribery case earlier following which raids have been carried out. Around 8kg of gold and Rs 2.17 crore was seized from FCI clerk Kishore Meena’s home.
A big portion of the money was stashed in a vault inside a wood almirah.
A criticism was lodged with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by a Gurugram-based safety firm alleging that the FCI officers have been making undue deductions of their payments for need of bribes.
The firm – Capt Kapoor and Sons had been given the tender to offer safety guards of the FCI from January this 12 months at Rs 11.30 lakh monthly.
CBI officers say that the FCI’s accounts supervisor was pressurising the corporate for 10 per cent towards each authorized invoice which was round Rs 1.30 lakh monthly.
The CBI then carried out a raid on the location the place the bribe was determined to be exchanged and arrested the officers.
A diary containing meticulous particulars of individuals paying the bribe which will probably be below investigation was additionally recovered, officers mentioned.
The arrested officers — Divisional Manager Harish Hinonia, Managers Arun Shrivastava and Mohan Parate, Manager and Assistant Kishore Meena — have been produced earlier than a particular courtroom in Bhopal which despatched them to CBI custody until June 2.
“The cash amount was allegedly kept in different envelopes, some of the bundles were marked 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 a note counting machine,” CBI spokesperson R C Joshi mentioned, information company PTI reported.
(With inputs from PTI)