CBI arrests Gail’s Marketing Director, 5 others in alleged bribery case

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About Rs 1.29 crores cash, gold jewellery worth Rs 1.3 crores and other valuables were recovered from eight locations.
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CBI arrests Gail’s Marketing Director, 5 others in alleged bribery case

Guwahati: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday arrested ES Ranganathan, Director (Marketing) of Gas Authority of India (GAIL) and five other in an alleged bribery case.

On Saturday, the CBI conducted multiple raids in Noida and Delhi on the premises of the accused persons.

About Rs 1.29 crores cash, gold jewellery worth Rs 1.3 crores and other valuables were recovered from eight locations including office and residence of Ranganathan during searches.

A case was registered on the allegations or information that the director at Bhikaji Cama Place in Delhi, was indulging in corrupt and illegal activities in conspiracy with other accused who were acting as his middleman, by obtaining bribes from the private companies buying petrochemical products marketed by the GAIL.

It was further alleged that at the direction of representatives of a private company, a private person had requested the public servant of GAIL for allowing some discount to the buyers on petrochemical products being marketed by GAIL in lieu of illegal gratification.

CBI laid a trap and apprehended a private person and a director of a private company based in Delhi when the alleged bribe of Rs 10 lakh was received by the private person from the said director of the private company allegedly on behalf of GAIL director.

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