Two NPCC officers held for seeking bribe to clear bills: CBI

The agency has arrested Rakesh Mohan Kotwal, NPCC zonal manager and Latiful Pasha, manager for alleged corruption. Sources said they are among seven people arrested in the case.

The CBI has arrested two senior officials of National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) Limited for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 40 lakh for clearing bills pertaining to construction of BSF border outposts, agency sources said on Monday.

The agency has arrested Rakesh Mohan Kotwal, NPCC zonal manager and Latiful Pasha, manager for alleged corruption. Sources said they are among seven people arrested in the case. The other five are private individuals, identified as Anish Baid, owner of Shree Gautam Construction Company, Binod Singhi, director in Baid’s company, Ramesh Kumar, an employee in the company, Sunil Kumar, Kotwal’s relative and one Dharmendra Kumar.

Sunil Kumar, who allegedly received Rs 25 lakh, a part of the payment of bribe on behalf of Kotwal from Ramesh Kumar in a hotel in Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave area, was caught red-handed when CBI teams carried out a raid on Sunday.

Others were arrested later on the basis of questioning of the accused and information received by the agency. The CBI had received information about the transaction and carried out the raids, officials said. Later, searches were carried out at 18 locations in Delhi, Silchar, Jalpaiguri, Guwahati and Gwalior, they said.

It is alleged that Kotwal and Pasha had demanded bribe of Rs 33…

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