CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST FIVE OFFICIALS OF NATIONAL MUSEUM, DELHI AND OTHERS FOR FRAUDULENTLY CAUSING LOSS TO GOVT.

Press Release
New Delhi , 27.02.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case under provisions of Prevention of Corruption of Act.1988 and IPC against the then Director (C&A); two curators; a research officer and the then Administration Officer of National Museum, New Delhi and a private person, in a matter related to award of contract for handling, packaging and transportation of Art objects/antiquities during the period from 2002 to 2005.

 

            It is alleged that the officials of the National Museum, New Delhi had abused their official position & entered into a criminal conspiracy with the private person and caused a wrongful loss to the tune of Rs.73.81 Lakh (approx) to the Govt. by fraudulently & dishonestly awarding the contract to the private party.

 

            Searches were conducted at seven places in Delhi which yielded a recovery of incriminating documents.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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