CBI Team Searches RCD of Guwahati Railway Station

NewsDesk    19-Mar-2021
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GUWAHATI: Following the arrest of a senior officer of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Tuesday for accepting bribe, on Friday a CBI team started inspection at Railway Consumer Depot (RCD) near Guwahati Railway Station.


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on March 16 arrested a Swapnadeep Gogoi, senior section engineer (C&W) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 Lakh from a man to pass a bill of a contractor.


The investigating agency in its FIR alleged that Gogoi demanded a bribe from the complainant for clearing the pending bills in respect to contract agreement relating to work of Mechanised Railway Coach Cleaning at Coach Cleaning Depot of the NF Railway in Dibrugarh.


The CBI team seized a huge amount of cash besides several blank cheques from the NFR official.


In January this year, the CBI booked a senior officer of the Railways engineering services for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 crore to favour a company in connection with a contract of the NF Railway.


The CBI had conducted searches at 21 locations across five states — Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Delhi — in connection with the case.During the searches, CBI had recovered Rs 54 lakh in cash.