The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought sanction to prosecute two lieutenant colonels of the military for allegedly taking bribes value over Rs 80 lakh from a civilian provider within the procurement of ration for troops between 2012 and 2016 in Nagaland, folks acquainted with the improvement mentioned.
Lt Col Amit Sharma and Lt Col Sutikshan Rana have been posted at Military Carrier Corps (Provide) Sort ‘C’ at Dimapur as successive Commanding Officials all over this era after they allegedly took bribes in money, type and thru financial institution transactions. The similar contractor, recognized as Jai Prakash Singh, allegedly gave bribes value ₹58.62 lakh to Sharma, and Rs 22.92 lakh to Rana.
After finishing its probe towards the 2 officials, CBI has approached the defence ministry in the hunt for sanction towards them below prevention of corruption act in order that a rate sheet will also be filed. “The rate sheet is able. We can record it once ministry of defence accords sanction,” mentioned a CBI officer who didn’t wish to be named. Military and defence ministry spokespersons refused to remark.
The anti-corruption company registered a case towards Sharma, Rana and Singh on December 18, 2018 on a grievance from Brigadier Rajiv Gautam, posted on the headquarters of Military’s three Corps.
An Military court docket of inquiry held each officials to blame of taking the bribe. If truth be told, the military, whilst asking CBI to probe the subject in 2018, mentioned : “ The magnitude of corruption is a lot more than what has been printed by means of military investigations. Due to this fact, detailed additional investigations are required by means of CBI to resolve all the nexus of corrupt officials…”