CBI books AIIMS official, pvt company in Rs one crore fraud

Last Updated 21 September 2013, 14:01 IST

CBI today carried out searches at the AIIMS in connection with alleged fraud of Rs one crore by its Deputy Chief Security officer in the tender for providing security services at the prestigious institute.

The agency has registered a case of alleged cheating, forgery and under relevant sections Prevention of Corruption Act against Deputy Chief Security Officer of AIIMS Rajiv Lochan and owner of Janakpuri-based Prehari Protection Services Kamaljit Singh, CBI sources said here today.

The sources said the matter is of 2009-10 when Prehari Protection was allegedly favoured by Lochan in the tendering for providing security guards and installation of security equipment on the premises of the AIIMS.

They said Lochan allegedly connived with Singh in extending favours to his company resulting in loss of Rs one crore to the exchequer.

The sources said they have questioned Lochan and would soon call him for examination again in connection with the case. The agency during its searches collected documents related to the tender and other important records.

They said based on the information, agency carried out searches at four places including house and office of Lochan at AIIMS complex and at the official and residential premises of Singh in Janakpuri.

"During the searches, incriminating documents relating to the allegations in the FIR of the case have been recovered," CBI spokesperson said here today.

Despite repeated calls to the office of Prehari Protection Services, there was no response.
Lochan also did not respond to calls or messages seeking his reaction

(Published 21 September 2013, 14:01 IST)

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