Guwahati: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday arrested a senior Indian Railway Engineering Services (IRES) official for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 1 crore.
The agency has also carried out searches at 20 locations across the country in Assam, Delhi, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Sikkim, officials said.
The CBI took Mahinder Singh Chauhan, a 1985-batch IRES official, into custody when he was allegedly receiving the bribe to extend favors in granting contracts of project of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) to a private company.
The accused official is posted at the NFR headquarters in Maligaon in Assam and the federal agency has successfully recovered the bribe money.
It is known that, the CBI sleuths also managed to arrest two of Chauhan’s associates as they were caught red-handed accepting the bribe. The CBI suspects that the accused Chauhan could have demanded and received bribes on previous occasions as well.