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EPIL MD, 2 executive directors arrested for alleged graft

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today arrested the chairman-cum-managing director of public sector enterprise Engineering Projects Limited (EPIL), its two executive directors and four others in a case of alleged bribery of Rs 10 lakh.

In a late evening development, EPIL MD SPS Bakshi was arrested by team along with Executive Director, Region of EPIL, Harcharan Pal and its Executive Director, Region, Kapil Tara and four private persons.

"It is alleged that the officials demanded bribe from the private firm (builder from Raipur) for favouring the company in the award of the contractfor the construction of Mega Urban Educational Complex at Pallur Hills, Kainisi in Ganjam district Odisha," spokesperson R K Gaur said here.

He said a case of criminal conspiracy and corruption has been registered against the accused.

It was further alleged that the CMD in conspiracy with others, deputed his staff to collect Rs 10 lakh as a part payment of the total agreed amount of gratification from one hawala operator based at Chandni Chowk,

"The staff was intercepted by while allegedly receiving the said bribe," Gaur said.

He said searches were conducted today at eight locations in Delhi, and Raipur.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 22:48 IST