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CBI books top BCAS official for benefits from pvt firm

CBI today registered a case against a senior IPS officer working as an Additional Commissioner in the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security for allegedly abusing his official position.



New Delhi: CBI today registered a case
against a senior IPS officer working as an Additional
Commissioner in the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security for
allegedly abusing his official position.

The agency has registered a case against BCAS Additional
Commissioner (Security) Manoj Malviya, a 1986-batch IPS
officer of West Bengal cadre and Virendra Singh Chandrawat,
former head of security, Mumbai International Airport under
various sections of the IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act.
The CBI FIR also mentions some unknown officials of a
Mumbai-based private firm GVK engaged in infrastructure
projects and maintaining Mumbai Airport and unknown officials
of Airport Authority of India.

A CBI spokesperson said Malviya has "abused his official
position" as a public servant and "entered into a conspiracy
with private persons who had official dealings with them
during the period of May, 2009 to February, 2010."

It was alleged that the senior IPS officer visited Mumbai
in May, 2009 and stayed at a five-star hotel there for which a
bill of Rs 55,662 was paid by AAI.

"Similarly, in June 2009, he stayed in the same five-star
hotel for which the bill of Rs 16,340 was paid by a
Mumbai-based firm engaged in infrastructure projects and
maintaining the Mumbai Airport," the spokesperson said.

"It was found that the Additional Commissioner visited
Mumbai several times where his hotel bills were paid by
Mumbai-based private firm and some bills were paid from the
account of Airport Authority of India (AAI), in February 2010.

"He stayed at another five-star Hotel at Santacruz,
Mumbai where bill of Rs 24,790 was paid from the credit card
of head of security, Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL),
Mumbai," the spokesperson said.

A CBI statement said searches were conducted at the
office premises of the accused public servant at New Delhi and
his residence at Green Park, New Delhi, which yielded recovery
of "Rs 1.3 lakh in cash and foreign currency totalling 2900
USD, 1350 Hong Kong dollar, 10 Euro, 90 Malaysian dollars and
30 franc. Searches are being conducted at Kolkata also.

"It is learnt that Head of Security, MIAL has left MIAL
15 days back and joined another Delhi-based leading company.
His address and residential place at New Delhi are being
verified," the CBI official said.

-PTI

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