Ordnance Factory officials held in bribery case



Nagpur: Three senior officers of the Ordnance Factory at Ambajhari near here have been arrested by CBI's Anti-Corruption wing for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe from a local firm for releasing its payment, the CBI said Wednesday.

The accused have been identified as Ordnance Factory Joint General Manager S K Tiwari and two Junior Works Managers Vinit Sorte and R R Ghate. They were caught red-handed, while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 and Rs 6,000 each respectively, on the factory premises yesterday.

The trio had demanded Rs 22,000 from a local firm for releasing its payment of Rs 90,000. Partner of the firm- one Rahul Randhir had lodged a complaint with the CBI, which laid the trap and nabbed the three, CBI SP Thomas John said.

Tiwari tried to escape in his four-wheeler, but was overpowered by a CBI sleuth. The firm was engaged in supplying electroplates and dyeing of cartridges cases.

The trio was booked under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, John added.

Inspectors M S Patil and Vinod Kumar laid the trap. Later, CBI team raided the residential premises of the accused.

PTI