CBI ARRESTS A PHYSICAL TRAINING OFFICER (A COLONEL RANK OFFICER) IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION RELATING TO ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 04.07.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Physical Training Officer(A Colonel Rank Officer) & Presiding Officer of the Board appointed by National Defence Academy(NDA) in an on-going investigation relating to an alleged bribery case for appointment of subordinate staff in NDA, Pune.

 

            The arrested accused was produced before the Special Judge, Pune and was remanded to Police custody upto 07.07.12.

 

            Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused at Purnia & Saharsa District of Bihar.

 

            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.

 

            CBI had earlier arrested a Staff Officer(A Colonel rank Officer); Establishment Officer & another employee, all of National Defence Academy, Pune and four private persons in this case. Four accused including Staff Officer are presently in Police custody till 05.07.12 and remaining three, including Establishment Officer, are in Judicial custody.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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