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CBI seizes Rs 32 lakh from MCD staffer

A sum of Rs 32 lakh was recovered from the house of a Class IV employee of Municipal Corporation of Delhi after he was arrested by the CBI on charges of accepting bribe.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 2, 2012 2:38:17 am

A sum of Rs 32 lakh was recovered from the house of a Class IV employee of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) after he was arrested by the CBI on charges of accepting bribe.

Beldar Vikram Singh was caught red handed accepting bribe of Rs 20,000 from a complainant. Singh had allegedly promised the complainant that MCD engineers will not cause any obstruction with regard to his two under-construction houses in Karkardooma. Singh was posted as Beldar with MCD’s Building department in Karkardooma.

A junior engineer of the MCD,Sardar Singh,was also arrested after the Beldar named him as party to the bribe. The JE was arrested after a trap was laid he was caught accepting the bribe money from Singh.

A case has been registered under Section 7 of PC Act,1988. The two accused were produced in court on Wednesday.

Chairman of MCD Works Committee Jagdish Mamgain said there have been many allegations of corruption against Beldars of the civic agency. “A year ago,I mooted the amendment of removing beldars from Building department,which was implemented,but they were transferred to other departments,” said Mamgain.


Tax official sentenced for graft

A CBI court sentenced a former Income Tax official to four years in jail for demanding a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to clear a tax-return issue.

At the Patiala House Courts Complex,Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh imposed a fine of Rs 4 lakh on H A Siddiqui,a former Additional Commissioner in the Tax department. A graft case was registered against him in 2003 on a complaint filed by a chartered accountant,M M Sachdeva.

“The prosecution (CBI) has been successful in proving that Siddiqui had demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from R P Katyal through his Chartered Accountant,M M Sachdeva,the complainant in the case. The conversation recorded in the office of the accused shows that a demand of bribe was made by the accused and the place of acceptance was to be fixed later on,” the court said.

CBI said Sachdeva had filed Katyal’s Income Tax returns for 2000-01,and it was selected for scrutiny assessment. A notice in this regard was received by Katyal on October 25,2002. Siddiqui started sending summons to them in this regard and told Katyal to pay Rs 1 lakh as bribe to settle the issue,the agency said.

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