Bullet-proof jackets deal: CBI searches MHA official`s home

CBI on Wednesday conducted searches at the residential and office premises of a Home Ministry official and a private party in a connection with a graft case in the purchase of bullet-proof jackets for Central Police Forces.

New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday conducted searches at
the residential and office premises of a Home Ministry
official and a private party in a connection with a graft case
in the purchase of bullet-proof jackets for Central Police
Forces after registering a case against him.
CBI registered the case against the director-level
official for allegedly accepting bribe in the purchase of
bullet-proof jackets for Central Police Forces.

The case was registered the case this month against a
1984-IRES officer R S Sharma who developed "nexus" with some
private firms involved in the supply of 59,000 bullet-proof
jackets for paramilitary forces, CBI said in a statement.

"An officer of MHA developed nexus with certain private
firms supplying security equipment such as armoured panels,
bullet-proof jackets, helmest shields etc for granting undue
favours to such firms," Harsh Bahl, official spokesperson of
the agency, said.
The official established an "unauthorised" contact with
the private firm and have been demanding an accepting illegal
gratification in lieu of services and favours shown, he said.

"Searches are being conducted at residential and
official premises of the accused officer and residential and
factory premises of the owner of the private firm," he said.

PTI