Chennai: The CBI today filed cases against
top Food Corporation of India (FCI) officials here, including
a General Manager in a case of "illegal gratification".
The investigating agency said in a press release that
cases under different sections of the Prevention of Corruption
Act were filed against Jeyakumar, Regional Manager of FCI and
Durairaj, Deputy General Manager of FCI.
The agency acted on reliable information that "huge
illegal gratification" was being received by the two officials
from area managers during monthly review meetings "for
avoiding frequent transfers and harassment."
Surprise checks by CBI at the offices and residences of
the officials resulted in recovery of Rs 1.05 lakh from
Jeyakumar and Rs 49,000 from Durairaj, all kept in separate
envelopes, it said, adding that cases have also been filed
against seven regional managers in Chennai and Coimbatore,
Searches at the residential premises of Durairaj also
yielded incriminating documents connected to the case as also
those relating to recovery of "huge properties amassed" by
him, it said.