The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against five army personnel including a colonel for taking bribe of Rs 18 lacs from the supplier of ration for the troops posted in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, officials told on Wednesday. The CBI has registered an FIR against Colonel Raman Dahda, Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Kumar, Subedar Devender Kumar, Havildar Abhay Singh, Subedar Sahuran Sahu and supplier K. K. Yangfo for criminal conspiracy.
This is the second case in recent past when CBI has registered any case against the army personnel for receiving bribes from the suppliers.Colonel Dahda was the then commanding officer of the 556 Army Supply Corps and Lieutenant Mahendra Kumar was the platoon commander. They have also been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act apart from those under the Indian Penal Code. Case was filed after a complaint from the army was made to the authorities.
The preliminary investigation revealed of a chain of undue favors to the officials responsible for checking the quality and quantity of the ration supplied by the supplier Yangfo. It is alleged that Dahda misused his official position and received Rs 4.15 lac from supplier Yangfo through two transactions in the account of Dahda's father. According to the complaint, Mahender Kumar, who was responsible for quality check, misused his official position and took Rs 1 lakh as bribe.
Yangfo is a civil contractor from Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang region and he supplied ration to the army from 2014 to 2017.
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