Two railway employees held for bribery

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The CBI has arrested two railway employees for demanding Rs 50,000 bribes in two separate cases reported from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, an agency official said on Monday.

J.B. Patil, the Chief Crew Controller in Central Railway’s Solapur division (Maharashtra), was arrested for demanding Rs 20,000 bribe from the complainant for certifying his Rs 11 lakh expense claims incurred on meals coupons, gas cylinders and cleaning material during August, September and October last year.

In the other case, Hemchand, a trackman employed with Northern Railway’s Moradabad division (in Uttar Pradesh) was arrested for demanding a Rs 30,000 bribe for allowing passage of the complainant’s heavy vehicle through a railway crossing.

“Both the railway employees were arrested in two separate raids conducted by the CBI on the basis of complaints against them. They have been booked under charges of Prevention of Corruption Act,” said Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson R.K. Gaur.

–IANS

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