CBI arrests BPCL manager for alleged graft

The CBI has arrested a territory manager of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited in Punjab for allegedly taking bribe from a petrol pump owner.

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2011, 18:54 PM IST

New Delhi: The CBI has arrested a territory
manager of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited in Punjab for
allegedly taking bribe from a petrol pump owner for resuming
oil supply.
After receiving a complaint, a team of CBI officials
caught the manager from a hotel in Ambala while he was
allegedly receiving bribe money, CBI spokesperson said here
today.

The case is of Yamunagar district where a petrol pump
owner alleged that supply to his petrol pump was stopped.

"In the first week of November, when he contacted the
concerned official for supply of petroleum products at Oil
Depot, Panipat, it was informed to him that supply to their
petrol pump has been stopped as per the orders of Territory
Manager, BPCL, Lalru," the spokesperson said.
When the owner contacted the manager, he allegedly
demanded Rs five lakh for release of supply.

"When the complainant requested that he was not in a
position to pay that much amount, the accused told him to pay
Rs three lakh for releasing the supply. CBI laid a trap and
the Territory Manager, BPCL, Lalru (Punjab) was caught red
handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.3,00,000
from a hotel in Ambala City in the presence of independent
witnesses," the official said.

CBI produced him before the competent court which sent
him to 14 days judicial custody.

In another case, an Inspector of Central Excise in
Ankleshwar was arrested for allegedly demanding and accepting
a bribe of Rs.5000 from a person.

PTI