GUWAHATI: A senior Indian Railways Engineering Service (IRES) official in Assam along with two others have been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday for allegedly accepting a bribe of ₹1 crore. Railway official Mahender Singh Chauhan was posted at the NFR headquarters in Maligaon in Assam.
According to reports, the CBI also carried out searches at 20 locations across the country -- including Delhi, Assam, Uttarakhand, and two other states.
Chauhan, a 1985-batch IRES official, was taken into custody by the CBI when he was allegedly receiving the bribe to extend favours in granting contracts of projects of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).
The probe agency has reportedly recovered the bribe money.
In a related incident, a senior section engineer with the Indian Railways, working in the division that deals with issuing tenders, was arrested by the Mumbai crime branch last year in October.
The accused, identified as Anil Ahirwar, along with four others allegedly took a bribe of ₹2.73 crore from a Gujarat-based trader by promising him a tender for hose pipes.
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