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Maharashtra: CBI arrests NHAI general manager Arvind Kale in Rs 20 lakh bribery case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recovered Rs 45 lakh cash, including the bribe of Rs 20 lakh, during a search operation following Kale's arrest, the officials said.

Reported By : Abhay Parashar Edited By : Sheenu Sharma
Nagpur
Updated on: March 03, 2024 20:44 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE) CBI arrests NHAI general manager Arvind Kale in Rs 20 lakh bribery case.

The CBI has arrested a general manager of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in an alleged bribery case of Rs 20 lakh in Maharashtra's Nagpur, officials said today (March 3). Arvind Kale, who is also a project director, allegedly received the bribe from a private company, they said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recovered Rs 45 lakh cash, including the bribe of Rs 20 lakh, during a search operation following Kale's arrest, the officials said. A case has been registered against Kale and 11 others, including the private company, they said.

A case has been registered against Kale and 11 others, including the company and its director. The CBI had received inputs that a director of the company, engaged in construction work in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, was allegedly delivering bribes to NHAI officials through the firm's employees for various undue favours, including issuance of completion certificates, processing of bills and smooth progression of the contracts of various road projects of the NHAI awarded to the company, the officials said.

It was alleged that Kale had accepted bribe from a senior employee of the private company for clearing pending matters, including the processing of pending bills and issuance of completion certificates. Apart from the recovery of cash, some incriminating documents were also seized during the searches, the officials said.

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