CBI ARRESTS A STAFF OFFICER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY & FIVE OTHERS IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE AND RECOVERS Rs.1.76 CRORE(APPROX) DURING SEARCHES

Press Release
New Delhi , 24.06.2012

            The Central Bureau Of Investigation has arrested a Staff Officer(A Colonel rank officer) & another employee, both of National Defence Academy, Pune and four private persons in an alleged bribery case for appointment of subordinate staff in NDA.

 

            A case was registered against Staff Officer to the Commandant, National Defence Academy, Pune; two private persons and other unknown accused persons U/s 120-B, 420, 468 & 471 of IPC and Section 13(2) r/w Sec. 13(1)(d) of P.C. Act, 1988 in the matter of appointment of subordinate staff, such as, Mali, Cook, LDC, Cadet Orderly, Lab Attendant, Library Attendant, etc in NDA in the month of May & June, 2012.

 

            It has been alleged that the Staff Officer in conspiracy with some private persons & some employees of NDA had indulged into corrupt practices and obtained illegal gratification of Rs.Three lakh to Rs.Four lakh from each prospective candidate to give them appointment . The accused persons had allegedly taken signature of such candidates on blank answer sheets and subsequently filled them with correct answers by fraudulent means. Thus, the actual deserving candidates were cheated.

 

            After registration of the case, searches were conducted at 14 places in Pune and one place each in Mumbai; Gurgaon & Sonepat (Haryana). A cash of Rs.Four lakh from the Staff Officer & a cash of Rs.82 lakh (approx) from his associates' place; a cash of Rs.18 lakh (approx) from the employee of NDA; a cash of Rs. 50 lakh (approx) from one private person (owner of juice/fast food restaurant near NDA) & Rs.16 lakh(approx) from his brothers & a cash of Rs.3.20 lakh from his employee(a private person) and a cash of Rs.Three lakh from another private person have been recovered. Thus, total cash amounting to Rs.1.76 Crore(approx) have been seized from the residence of said accused persons besides many incriminating documents. List of certain candidates, who had allegedly paid bribe for appointment and copies of interview letters to some candidates, have also been recovered from the residence of accused.

 

            The arrested accused persons are being produced today before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Pune.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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