Army posting racket case: CBI examines two officers

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New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The CBI has questioned two army officers and two hawala operators in its ongoing probe into the alleged transfer racket being run from the Army Headquarters here, an official said on Monday.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recorded the statements of a Hyderabad-based army officer Purshottam and Bengaluru-based Barracks and Stores Officer S. Subhas in the case at its headquarters in south Delhi’s Lodhi Colony area.

The agency on June 2 registered an FIR in the case and the next day it arrested Lt. Col. Ranganathan Suvramani Moni, posted in the Personnel Department at the Army Headquarters, and a middlemen Gaurav Kohli in the national capital following a tip-off.

Both were arrested when Kohli visited the Lt. Col.’s house to deliver him Rs 2 lakh, a part of the Rs 5 lakh bribe, for the transfer of army officer S. Subhas.

CBI teams had also conducted raids on the premises of the accused and others at over 10 locations in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram, and seized Rs 10 lakh in cash and several incriminating documents.

The agency had registered the case against Moni, Purshottam, Subhas and Kohli.

–IANS

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