CBI arrests Indian Defence Accounts Service officer in connection with 10 lakh bribery case

The agency arrested Uma Shankar Prasad Kushwaha, a
Image source: File The agency arrested Uma Shankar Prasad Kushwaha, a 1998 batch IDAS officer, as Integrated Financial Advisor (IFA) from the South Western Command of the Indian Army in Jaipur.

The CBI has seized Rs 40 lakh in cash during searches conducted after the arrest of an Indian Defense Accounts Service (IDAS) officer, officials said on Friday. The officer was arrested in a case related to bribery of Rs 10 lakh. The agency arrested Uma Shankar Prasad Kushwaha, a 1998 batch IDAS officer, who was attached to the South Western Command of the Indian Army in Jaipur, as Integrated Financial Advisor (IFA), Ram Roop, an accounts officer posted at the IFA office, Vijay Nama. with Meena. , a junior translator, and Rajendra Singh, the alleged middleman of Jaipur-based Tanushree Services.

Other arrests in the case

Officials said three private persons — Sunil Kumar of Jind-based Hitech Security Services Pvt Ltd, Prabjinder Singh Brar of Ganganagar-based ESS PEE Traders and Dinesh Kumar Jindal of Bathinda-based DK Enterprises — were also arrested on bribery charges.

“It was alleged that the accused persons of three private firms were involved in a conspiracy and obtaining all the works relating to outsourcing of protection services for various locations in the South Western Command and for taking undue favor in the award of the said works were bypassing the provisions of GeM as well as for payment of bills without raising any objection,” a CBI spokesperson said in a statement.

The companies allegedly conspired to bribe the IFA officials to get their bills cleared without any objection. The CBI has alleged that Kushwaha, in connivance with Meena, Nama and Singh, was regularly making demands from the accused private contractors for clearing their bills and favoring them in getting contracts, in violation of guidelines and illegal were receiving bribes.

All the arrested accused will be produced before a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula, Haryana. “Searches were conducted at nine different locations including Jaipur, Jind, Bathinda and Ganganagar, in which cash worth Rs 40 lakh (approx), various property documents belonging to public servants and incriminating documents were recovered.” The Federal Investigation Agency said.

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