The CBI has arrested a civil official posted at the Indian Air Force base at Jamnagar for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe from a Mumbai-based firm over a works contract, an official said Monday.
Assistant Accounts Officer Pankaj Kumar, serving under the Integrated Financial Adviser in the Air Force Station at Jamnagar, was arrested Thursday by the anti-corruption wing of the CBI, an official informed.
Kumar had accepted a bribe of Rs 80,000 from JME Services Private Limited to help the Mumbai-based firm bag a contract of Rs 98 lakh, the official added.
The firm's managing director James Masih and his son Robin have also been named in the CBI FIR though they are yet to be arrested, he said.
The three have been charged with hatching a criminal conspiracy under section 120 (B) of the Indian Penal Code as well as under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, the CBI official said.
The Central Bureau of Investigation, in its FIR, has claimed that Kumar took bribes "frequently" from "different private suppliers" for various work tenders floated by the Indian Army and the IAF field formations falling within the jurisdiction of the Integrated Financial Adviser, Jamnagar.