The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested two more people in a bribery case involving the owner of the Micromax Informatics and MCD officials. The agency also recovered a total of Rs 40.9 lakh from two of the six men it had arrested on Wednesday.
“Assistant engineer RK Sethi and a private driver employed by one of the accused junior civic official were arrested on Thursday,” said a CBI source.
The source said, “We also searched the residence of the junior engineer, who was arrested on Wednesday, and recovered Rs 33.9 lakh. Yesterday, we had recovered Rs 40 lakh from the junior engineer’s house. Further search in a junior civic official’s residence on Thursday yielded Rs 7 lakh. We had recovered Rs 30 lakh from him yesterday.”
The total cash recovery in the case is around Rs 110.9 lakh.
According to the CBI, the owner of Micromax Informatics, Rajesh Agarwal, and Manish Tuli had paid a bribe of Rs 30 lakh to two junior north Delhi Municipal Corporation officers to allow them to set up a banquet hall at Wazirpur Industrial Area. “An accused DDA engineer acted as a middleman in the deal,” said the source.
Apart from Sethi and the driver, the CBI has arrested six other accused including the two businessmen and the DDA official. A Delhi court on Thursday remanded the arrested persons in seven days’ CBI custody.
In its statement, Micromax Informatics Limited said on Thursday, “Rajesh Agarwal, co-founder, Micromax Informatics Limited has stepped down from his duties and recused himself from the responsibilities. Manish Tuli has no association with the company. Rajesh Agarwal was present in his personal capacity with Manish Tuli.”