CBI books RITES engineer for alleged fraud

The CBI has booked an engineer of RITES, a Railway Ministry enterprise, for allegedly cheating and causing a loss for over Rs 21 lakh to the exchequer.

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2013, 21:50 PM IST

New Delhi: The CBI has booked an engineer of RITES, a Railway Ministry enterprise, for allegedly cheating and causing a loss for over Rs 21 lakh to the exchequer in connivance with a private firm.
"A case has been registered against an inspecting engineer of the Rail India Technical and Economic Services, Eastern Region, Kolkata, and a firm based at Howrah alleging that the public servant, in conspiracy with the firm, had pre-inspected `Wearing Piece` during 2011 for supply against a supply order of North Western Railway Jaipur which were substandard. A loss of Rs 21,48,900 was caused to the railways," a CBI spokesperson said here.
During investigation of the case, CBI said "searches were conducted at the carriage and wagon section, stores department, office of controller of stores, NWR headquarters Jagatpura, Jaipur and at the official premises of the said firm."

PTI