CBI arrests steel plant executive for graft

Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) Executive Director B.P. Burma for allegedly taking bribe to pass a tender.

The CBI also arrested Binay Kumar Singh, who had allegedly given the Rs one lakh bribe to Burma. Singh is a representative of a company which supplies refractories to the RSP, said CBI sources.

Meanwhile, the investigating agency was examining Burma’s bank accounts in Rourkela.

Earlier on Sunday, a six-member team of the CBI raided Burma’s residence and office in Rourkela and seized Rs 20 lakh cash in notes of Rs 2,000 denomination from his possession.

Besides, the officials also seized some important documents during the search.

Investigation into the seizure of cash from Burma’s possession was currently underway, said CBI sources.