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CBI arrests NHAI officer for bribe in MP

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested the General Manager & Project Director, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), ChhatarpurMadhya Pradesh, allegedly while accepting a bribe of Rs 10 Lakhs from employees of a private company for showing undue favour to the said company.

CBI also arrested six other accused, including an NHAI Consultant and his Resident Engineer, and four employees of the private company, in the said case of bribery.

A case was registered by CBI on June 8 against ten accused, including the seven arrested accused, a private company, and its two Directors, on allegations that the two Directors of the said private company, in conspiracy with its accused employees, have been obtaining undue favors by paying undue advantages to accused NHAI officers for obtaining final handing over, issuance of no objection certificate, and processing of the final bill in respect of the Jhansi-Khajuraho Project awarded to the said private company by NHAI.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused, a General Manager & Project Director, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.10 Lakhs from employees of the private company.

Searches are being conducted at the premises of the accused persons at various locations, viz. Chhatarpur (M.P.), Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, and Gurugram, and incriminating documents, including digital devices, have been recovered.

The arrested accused will be produced before the learned jurisdictional court in Bhopal. The investigation is

Those arrested have been identified as Yogesh Jain and T.R. Rao, Directors of M/s PNC Infratech Limited, Satyanarayana Anguluri, Brijesh Mishra, Anil Jain, and Shubham Jain, employees of the private company (all four arrested), Purushottam Lal Choudhary, General Manager & Project Director, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, Sharad Verma, Consultant, NHAI, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh and Prem Kumar Sinha, Resident Engineer (RE) of NHAI Consultant

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