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Bharatpur Bribery case: BSNL GM Bansal remanded in CBI custody for 3 days

CBI to interrogate Bansal and his middleman during police remand.

| Updated:
April 9, 2017 10:28 am
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Jaipur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) produced BSNL general manager (GM) Rajesh Bansal and his middleman ML Bansal in a court that remanded them in three-day police custody. Rajesh Bansal was arrested by the CBI for taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a contractor for sectioning bills for lying OFC line cable.

The CBI have seized a computer and documents from the house and office of Rajesh Bansal. Officials said that they are being examined.

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Bansal was produced in a special CBI court that sent him and the middle to police  custody. The CBI officials will interrogate Bansal and his middleman and try to verify other complaints they have received against the duo.

Since Bansal’s arrest, more than 40 people who were allegedly forced to pay bribes have approached CBI complaining against Bansal. The CBI will likely recorded their statements and include them in the investigation if they found evidence. Bansal was deputed as telecom district manager (TDM) in Bharatpur.

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Bansal was arrested from his official residence in Bharatpur for demanding bribe from a contractor to approve bills of Rs 60 lakh for laying OFC line cable.

Contractor Sukhveer Singh approached the CBI and registered a complaint after Bansal demanded bribe from him. Singh had carried out work of lying OFC cable line to connect Atal Sewa Kendra of all village panchayats in Nagar Pahari area in Bharatpur.

Singh submitted bills of Rs 60 lakh after completing the work. Bansal allegedly demanded Rs 1.20 lakh bribe at the rate of 2 percent of the total bill.

Bansal allegedly agreed to accept Rs 1 lakh after negotiations.

The CBI has come to know that Bansal was running the NGO – Apna Ghar – on the pretext of helping orphan children from poor background. Sources said that Bansal forced contractors to deposit money in the NGO’s bank account in the name of donations.

First published: April 9, 2017
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