CBI arrests 2 railway officials for demanding bribe

The agency arrested the two and also recovered documents related to their assets during searches, they said.

The CBI has arrested two senior railway officials for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a contractor for clearing his bills, officials said on Monday.

Neeraj Puri Goswami, Senior Divisional Signal and Telecom Engineer (Sr. DSTE), and P.K. Singh, Divisional Signal and Telecom Engineer (DSTE) have been arrested on the basis of a complaint from the contractor, they said. 

The two officers are posted in North Central Railway, Allahabad.

It is alleged that they demanded a bribe of Rs five lakh each from the contractor in a tender work amounting to Rs 1.43 crore allotted to his firm in March 2017, which was still underway.

They allegedly threatened to terminate the tender on the count of the slow progress of work, if he did not put his signature on the measurement book, a periodical record of work done, they said.

The agency arrested the two and also recovered documents related to their assets during searches, they said.

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