CBI arrests Assistant Divisional Engineer, Director of Telecommunications dept

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday said that they have arrested an Assistant Divisional Engineer Telecom (Technology) and a Director (Technology), both working in the office of Advisor, MH LSA (Maharashtra Licensed Service Area), Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communications, Pune, in an alleged bribery case of Rs one lakh.

A senior CBI official said that a case was registered against Naresh Badawath, an Assistant Divisional Engineer Telecom (Technology), working in the office of Advisor, MH LSA, Pune, on a complaint.

The Assistant Divisional Engineer Telecom (Technology) allegedly demanded undue advantage of Rs 3,00,000 from the complainant for not sending inspection queries’ report and to avoid the adverse action of DoT for the queries found during the inspection of the complainant’s company. Later, the amount was settled at Rs two lakh and the first instalment of Rs one lakh was to be delivered.

The CBI formed a team and laid a trap.

Badawath accepted the bribe of Rs 1,00,000 from the complainant and called Jaykumar Thorat, the Director (Technology-II), for sharing the bribe amount with him. Both the accused were intercepted and caught by the CBI.

“Searches were conducted at the residential and office premises of both the accused at Pune which had led to the recovery of incriminating documents. A cash of Rs 5.67 lakh was recovered from the residence of Assistant Divisional Engineer Telecom,” the CBI said.

Both the accused were produced in the Court of Special Judge for CBI cases, Shivajinagar, Pune, (Maharashtra) and were remanded to CBI custody till September 22.




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