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Army transfer racket: Lt. Colonel, middleman to be produced in court today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Lieutenant Colonel Ranganathan Suvramani Moni and alleged middleman Gaurav Kohli will be produced before a here today, in connection with a transfer racket at the Army headquarters.

On June 9, the Patiala House dismissed the bail plea of Kohli in connection with the alleged 'transfer posting racket' that is said to have been functioning in the

The had earlier sent officer and Kohli to 12-days of judicial custody to the (CBI) in this matter.

The officer and the middleman were arrested by the and Rs. 2 lakh was also recovered from the Lt. Colonel's residence. Both the accused were produced in a Special Court in

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 (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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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 06:42 IST