The CBI conducted searches at Joshi’s office and residences in Gorakhpur and Gautambuddhnagar on Wednesday, a day after his detention in connection with a corruption case, and discovered 2.61 crore in cash and damning papers.
A further 1.40 crore has been collected by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from KC Joshi, the principal chief materials officer for the North Eastern Railway in Gorakhpur. Senior agency officials reported on Friday that his family members had also had jewelry worth 60 lakh recovered.
The CBI on Wednesday conducted searches at Joshi’s office and residences in Gorakhpur and Gautambuddhnagar, a day after his detention in connection with a bribe case, and found 2.61 crore rupees in cash and incriminating materials. Joshi is a member of the 1988 class of the Indian Railway Store Services (IRSS) and was assigned to NER, Gorakhpur. Following a review of his bank accounts by CBI officials, a new recovery was achieved.
A senior CBI official who confirmed the details said Joshi might be the subject of a new disproportionate assets (DA) case in order to further probe and assess his assets. He claimed that a another bank locker in Mathura that belonging to his family members will probably be inspected on Monday.
Joshi was detained by the CBI’s Lucknow anti-corruption cell on Tuesday for allegedly asking and taking a bribe of 3 lakh rupees from the complainant. Due to a complaint by Pranav Tripathi, the owner of M/S Sukti Associates, the CBI has filed a FIR under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act for receiving gratification other than legal compensation.
He was charged with seeking $7 lakh by the plaintiff for failing to have the complainant’s company’s registration on the GeM (Government e-Marketplace) site cancelled. The GeM site is designed to make public procurement processes open, effective, and inclusive for all central government and state government ministries, departments, public sector units, and related organizations.
Furthermore, it was claimed that the complainant’s company had a yearly contract to provide trucks to the Railways at a cost of 80,000 per vehicle each month. When the accused accepted an unfair advantage from the complaint, the CBI set up a trap and captured him. The complaint was filed on September 9 and has since undergone a covert verification process, during which the claims were first found to be true.
Source- Hindustan times