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5 held in bribery case involving GAIL official; Rs 84 lakh recovered – New Delhi News

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ES Ranganathan, the Director (Marketing) at GAIL, allegedly took bribe from non-public individuals for issuing low cost order on the acquisition of petro chemical merchandise.

An official mentioned that the CBI workforce has collected some incriminating paperwork following the raid. It additionally recovered a money of Rs 84 lakh.

A CBI official mentioned {that a} case was lodged in this regard on January 14.

The CBI had bought the data that Ranganathan is indulging in corrupt and unlawful actions in prison conspiracy with two people — Pawan Gaur and Rajesh Kumar.

These two individuals have been allegedly performing as his intermediary, by acquiring bribe from the non-public firms shopping for petro chemical merchandise marketed by the GAIL.

“We were informed that at the direction of Rajesh, Pawan had asked Ranganathan for allowing some discount to the buyers on petro chemical products being marketed by GAIL in lieu of illegal gratification. They met at Noida several times,” mentioned a CBI supply.

In order to gather bribe quantity, Rajesh had additional contacted different sellers, who could be the possible beneficiaries of low cost.

In December, Rajesh collected the demanded bribe quantity and delivered it to Pawan for Ranganathan.

On the path of Ranganathan, a Gurugram-based businessman N. Ramakrishnan Nair collected Rs 40 lakh from Pawan.

“Rajesh also entered a negotiation with two more prospective beneficiary dealers — namely Saurabh Gupta and Aditya Bansal, and convinced them for paying bribe in exchange for the favourable orders from GAIL,” mentioned the supply.

The CBI official mentioned that Rajesh requested Saurabh Gupta for fulfilling his dedication for issuance of the low cost order by GAIL and in addition knowledgeable that Ranganathan had demanded Rs 15 lakh however agreed to take Rs 12 lakh.

Pawan additionally requested Saurabh to pay the quantity on the earliest.

Saurabh had already given Rs 3 lakh to Rajesh and determined to pay the remainder of the quantity by the Hawala channel.

On January 14, Aditya Bansal additionally gave a bribe quantity to Rajesh for Ranganathan.

“Ranganathan on the request of Pawan and Rajesh got some checks conducted in the month of November, in the premises of some authorised stockists of GAIL. However, before the said surprise check, Ranganathan had also cautioned some of his favoured parties. Thus they committed huge fraud and we lodged a case of prevention of corruption act,” mentioned the CBI official.

The official mentioned that throughout the raid they’ve recorded the assertion of arrested individuals.

Further probe into the matter is underway.

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