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CBI arrests Paradip Port chief engineer and three others in bribery case

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BHUBANESWAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested the chief mechanical engineer of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and three others, together with a senior government of a stevedoring agency, in an alleged bribery scandal.

Chief Mechanical Engineer of Paradip Port Trust, Saroj Kumar Das has been accused of regularly demanding bribes by means of his conduit, Sumanta Rout, to increase advantages to non-public stakeholders engaged in providers and actions in Paradip Port.

Rout was in shut contact with Sankha Subhra Mitra, supervisor of port operations of KCT Group. Mitra was reportedly appearing as a middle-man for different cargo corporations. 

A CBI spokesperson stated, the workers of Cuttack-based Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) broken the conveyor belt in Paradip Port throughout the unloading of cargo. The price of restore and substitute of the conveyor belt was very excessive nevertheless it was finished at the price of the port’s sources which resulted in enormous monetary profit to the stevedores agency. The central company stated Das and Rout in connivance with director of OSL Charchit Mishra executed this.

Subsequently, Das demanded Rs 60 lakh bribe by means of Rout from OSL for extending the monetary advantages. Rout allegedly collected Rs 25 lakh from the non-public agency’s officers in Cuttack and handed over Rs 10 lakh to an actual property developer in Bhubaneswar which had booked a property with Das.

CBI intercepted Rout in Paradip and recovered Rs 5 lakh of the bribe quantity. The central company later recovered Rs18.30 lakh from him.

During searches on the residence of the chief mechanical engineer, CBI recovered Rs 20.25 lakh, jewelry, papers associated to investments and different incriminating paperwork from the spot.

The CBI officers carried out searches on the property of the accused in 15 areas together with Paradip, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Bhubaneswar. They seized Rs 41 lakh from the premises of OSL director Mishra.

CBI has registered a case on this regard towards chief mechanical engineer Das, Rout, Mitra, Mishra, DGM (operations) of Stevedores Surya Narayan Sahoo and Debapriya Mohanty of KCT Group.

The company has additionally booked Orissa Stevedores Limited and different unknown people in reference to the case.

Sources stated CBI officers questioned the managing director of OSL Mahimananda Mishra, his son and director Charchit had been interrogated on Thursday.

BHUBANESWAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested the chief mechanical engineer of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and three others, together with a senior government of a stevedoring agency, in an alleged bribery scandal.

Chief Mechanical Engineer of Paradip Port Trust, Saroj Kumar Das has been accused of regularly demanding bribes by means of his conduit, Sumanta Rout, to increase advantages to non-public stakeholders engaged in providers and actions in Paradip Port.

Rout was in shut contact with Sankha Subhra Mitra, supervisor of port operations of KCT Group. Mitra was reportedly appearing as a middle-man for different cargo corporations. 

A CBI spokesperson stated, the workers of Cuttack-based Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) broken the conveyor belt in Paradip Port throughout the unloading of cargo. The price of restore and substitute of the conveyor belt was very excessive nevertheless it was finished at the price of the port’s sources which resulted in enormous monetary profit to the stevedores agency. The central company stated Das and Rout in connivance with director of OSL Charchit Mishra executed this.

Subsequently, Das demanded Rs 60 lakh bribe by means of Rout from OSL for extending the monetary advantages. Rout allegedly collected Rs 25 lakh from the non-public agency’s officers in Cuttack and handed over Rs 10 lakh to an actual property developer in Bhubaneswar which had booked a property with Das.

CBI intercepted Rout in Paradip and recovered Rs 5 lakh of the bribe quantity. The central company later recovered Rs18.30 lakh from him.

During searches on the residence of the chief mechanical engineer, CBI recovered Rs 20.25 lakh, jewelry, papers associated to investments and different incriminating paperwork from the spot.

The CBI officers carried out searches on the property of the accused in 15 areas together with Paradip, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Bhubaneswar. They seized Rs 41 lakh from the premises of OSL director Mishra.

CBI has registered a case on this regard towards chief mechanical engineer Das, Rout, Mitra, Mishra, DGM (operations) of Stevedores Surya Narayan Sahoo and Debapriya Mohanty of KCT Group.

The company has additionally booked Orissa Stevedores Limited and different unknown people in reference to the case.

Sources stated CBI officers questioned the managing director of OSL Mahimananda Mishra, his son and director Charchit had been interrogated on Thursday.