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CBI arrests five defence accounts officials on graft charges

CBI has arrested five Defence Accounts officials in Chandigarh on alleged corruption charges and for accepting bribe of Rs 45,000 from a contractor who executed certain work at various units under the Chandimandir based Western Command of the Army.

delhi Updated: Apr 01, 2010 19:04 IST

CBI has arrested five Defence Accounts officials in Chandigarh on alleged corruption charges and for accepting bribe of Rs 45,000 from a contractor who executed certain work at various units under the Chandimandir based Western Command of the Army.

The agency arrested Senior Audit officer Raj Kumar, Senior Auditors, Deen Dayal Mittal and Devki Nandan and Assistant accounts officers Devender Singh Dhanoa and Venugopal working at the office of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts while demanding and accepting the bribe.

The action came following a complaint by a private contractor who alleged he had executed various works pertaining to supply of sports goods/sports surfaces to different units under the Western Command and had submitted bills amounting to more than Rs 85 lakh in total to the various units.

The contractor also alleged the officials of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts were demanding one per cent of the bill amount as bribe for auditing the files forwarded by respective units and issuing the cheques.

Incriminating documents have been seized from the Office of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts, Sector-9, Chandigarh.