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The Patiala House Court on Saturday extended the judicial custody of Lieutenant Colonel Ranganathan Suvramani Moni and alleged middleman Gaurav Kohli in connection with a transfer racket at the Army headquarters in which officers allegedly paid lakh of rupees to manipulate their postings.
The next hearing in this matter is on July 1.
On June 9, the Patiala House Court dismissed Kohli's bail plea.
An FIR was registered under the Sections 7, 8, 12, 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988 and Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The officers have been charged with criminal conspiracy, demand and acceptance of illegal gratification and using influence over public servants.
It is being alleged that Ranganathan entered into a criminal conspiracy with Kohli, Purshottam and others for ensuring transfer/posting of different officers posted in different field formations to their place of choice in lieu of payment of huge illegal gratification.
Purshottam allegedly contacted army officers, who were either posted in different field formations or facing imminent transfer and desirous of getting a posting at different locations, and then contacted Gaurav Kohli, who had a close acquaintance with many officers posted in the Personnel Division of Army Headquarters, for pursuing the transfer of these officials in lieu of huge illegal gratification to senior officers posted at the Army headquarters.
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