CBI books Border Roads Organisation officials in corruption case

Shimla: With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sniffing a scam in purchases of supplies for Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the premier investigating agency has registered a case and booked a former chief engineer as well as the current chief engineer based here.

When contacted, SP with CBI, R Upasak disclosed that cases against BRO chief engineer IR Mathur and former chief engineer Brig JK Narang were registered on Thursday and searches at the office and residence of Mathur and residence of Naranag at Delhi were conducted on Friday.

Other than the two, searches were also conducted at the premises of some supplier firms based in Delhi, said Upasak.

In the two FIRs registered under Prevention of Corruption Act, CBI has made out a case of causing a loss of Rs 2.74 crore to the national exchequer.

Lt Col Chandhal Jhamb has also been booked in the case along with three Delhi  based firms Om Enterprises, Krishna Trader and Agency and Aggarwal Enterprises, an official CBI communiqué stated.

The investigating agency is allegedly holding the BRO officials liable for criminal conspiracy with the supplier firms by procuring variable messaging systems at exorbitant rates by manipulating the tendering processes.

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