ACB recovers ₹72 lakh from HAFED GM’s Panchkula residence - Hindustan Times
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ACB recovers 72 lakh from HAFED GM’s Panchkula residence

By, Karnal
Dec 02, 2023 10:58 PM IST

ACB officials said that on Friday, GM Pradeep was caught red-handed while accepting ₹3.5 lakh bribe, and a sum of ₹5.46 lakh was recovered also from his car

A day after the anti-corruption bureau (ACB), Karnal unit, arrested three officials of HAFED posted at Taraori in a graft case and recovered 12.52 lakh from them, the team seized a sum of 72 lakh from a property of general manager (GM) on Saturday.

One of the accused, Pradeep, HAFED general manager.
One of the accused, Pradeep, HAFED general manager.

ACB officials said that on Friday, GM Pradeep was caught red-handed while accepting 3.5 lakh bribe, and a sum of 5.46 lakh was recovered also from his car. Ajay, another accused and an accountant at HAFED, was caught with 1.10 lakh, and 2.46 lakh was recovered from the car of the third accused Dharambir, a manager at the same office. The operation was carried out by a team led by inspector Deepak Kumar, the bureau added. The three accused were arrested for taking a bribe from the complainant in lieu of passing bills worth 36.50 lakh.

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Inspector Sachin from the ACB said that the money was recovered from Pradeep’s Panchkula residence, taking the total trapped money in two days in connection with the case to 84.52 lakh.

On Saturday, the accused were presented before a court that sent the GM into two days of ACB remand and the other duo to judicial custody.

A case is lodged under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act at ACB Karnal police station.

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