Guwahati: Five Army personnel, including a colonel, have been booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after they were allegedly found to have taken bribes worth Rs 18 lakh from a supplier of rations for troops posted in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, as per reports.
An FIR was filed by the CBI against Colonel Raman Dahda, Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Kumar, Subedar Devender Kumar, Havildar Abhay Singh, Subedar Sahuran Sahu and supplier K K Yangfo for criminal conspiracy.
Dahda was the then Commanding Officer of the 556 Army Supply Corps and Mahendra Kumar a platoon commander.
They have been also booked under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The move came after a complaint was made by the Army.
The CBI carried out a preliminary inquiry which revealed that undue advantage was paid to an entire chain of officials and unit representatives involved in checking of quality and quantity of items being supplied by Yangfo.
Following the inquiry the agency has registered an FIR against the suspects.
This is not the first time that the CBI has filed an FIR against army officers for corrution in ration supplies.
In December last year, the CBI had booked two Army officers after receiving a complaint against them for allegedly taking bribe worth Rs 82 lakh from a supplier during the procurement of ration for troops posted in Nagaland.