CBI lays trap to arrest CPWD engineer and Superintendent GST on graft charge:

Pramesh S Jain

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Executive Engineer,(Electrical)of CPWD, Hyderabad and a Superintendent of Central Excise & Central Tax (GST) Honnavar Range,Uttara Kannada,red handed in separate incidents while accepting bribe.

According to an official release,the first case was registered against P.Sai Komareshwar,Executive Engineer (Electrical),CPWD,Hyderabad on the allegations that he had demanded Rs.60,000 (3 percent of final bill amount of around Rs.20 lakh) from the complainant for clearing complainant’s pending bills for the contracts he executed for CPWD.

It was further alleged that the Complainant had already paid Rs.45,000 to Komareshwar but the accused allegedly demanded remaining bribe amount of Rs.15,000.

Based on a complaint,the Anti Corruption Bureau sleuths laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding&accepting bribe of Rs.15,000/- as second installment from the complainant.

Searches were conducted at the office and residential premises of the accused,which led to cash recovery of Rs.1.34 lakh (approx) and around 27 documents at his office and cash of Rs.30.50 lakh (approx) and documents related to purchase of Gold Jewellery and other incriminating documents from the residence.

The accused will be produced today before the Special Judge for CBI Cases,Hyderabad for further investigation.

The second case was registered against Jitendra K.Dagur,Superintendent of Central Excise & Central Tax (GST),Honnavar Range,Uttara Kannada (Karwar), on a complaint alleging that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs.50,000 from the complainant to waive off the service tax and penalty due from him on tax returns.

It was further alleged that on negotiation the accused agreed to accept the said amount in two installments.

CBI officials laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs.25,000 as the first installment.Searches were conducted at the office and residence of the accused at Honnavar.

The accused was produced before the Competent Court in Bangalore and remanded to judicial custody.