DGM of BSNL in CBI net : cash worth Rs 26.40 lakh recovered

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New Delhi, Aug 29 (UNI) The Central Bureau for Investigation has registered a case against a Deputy General Manager (ITS-94 batch) posted at a project of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited at Hubli for demanding a bribe of Rs 5000/- from one of the suppliers of materials to BSNL, Hubli for clearing the outstanding bills, a CBI spokesperson said today.

According to a CBI spokesperson, a case has been registered against G Brahmaiah, a DGM posted at an Optical Fibre Project, of the BSNL at Hubli, u/s. 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act-1988.

During the investigation of the case, searches were carried out at the office and residential premises of accused at Hubli.

Cash worth Rs 26.40 lakhs was found stacked in envelopes and boxes.

In addition to the cash, assets such as 881 gms of gold/ornaments worth Rs 10 lakhs (approximately) ; 4.85 Kgs of Silver articles worth Rs one lakh (approximately) ; title documents of a house in Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) worth Rs 35 lakhs ; title documents of a site worth Rs 4.5 lakhs in Mysore and 3-bank accounts with a balance of Rs 1.70 lakhs (approximately) were found during the searches. The accused has been arrested.

Further investigation is continuing, the spokesperson said.

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