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Nagaland: CBI books 2 Army officers over graft charges

The officers had allegedly taken bribe worth Rs 82 lakh from a supplier for the procurement of ration for troops posted in the state

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Kohima: After receiving a complaint against two Army officers for allegedly taking bribe worth Rs 82 lakh from a supplier during the procurement of ration for troops posted in Nagaland, the CBI has reportedly booked them. The complaint was filed by Brigadier Rajiv Gautam posted at the headquarters of the Army 3 Corps.

The complaint states that Lt Col Amit Sharma and Lt Col Sutikshan Rana, officers of the Army Service Corps, allegedly received bribe between 2012 and 2016. Both the officers were serving in the Army Service Corps, with Sharma holding the post of Commanding officer of the Army Service Corps (Supply) Type ‘C’ at Dimapur from 2012 to October 2014, and Rana held the same position from October 2014, to September 2016.

In a court of inquiry conducted by the Army, it was ascertained that the two officers did receive bribe of Rs 82 lakh from Jai Prakash Singh, the civilian contractor.

The CBI, which had carried out a seven-month-long inquiry, the CBI managed to establish exchange of payments between Singh, Rana and Sharma, through bank deposits of third parties.