Big catch: CBI traps Indian Oil General Manager, Chief Manager in Nagpur for Rs 1 lakh bribe


Sales Officer of IOCL was also caught in Gondia for demanding Rs 1 lakh bribe from a petrol pump owner


Nagpur: In a big catch, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested the General Manager, Chief Manager and Sales Officer of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) on the charges of demanding a bribe of Rs Rs 1 lakh for executing an agreement for ownership transfer of a petrol pump. The arrests were made in Nagpur and Gondia.

The accused have been identified as N P Rodge, General Manager (Retail Sales), Nagpur, Manish Nandle, Chief Manager (Retail Sales) Nagpur and Sunil Golar, Sales Officer, Gondia.

According to reports and release, the accused officials demanded Rs 1 lakh bribe from complainant Akash Ashok Choudhary, Proprietor of M/s Sai Sahara Servo, KSK, Petrol Pump, Thana Road, Goregaon, Gondia to execute an agreement with him to transfer of the ownership of retail outlet from the previous owner to the present owner. The accused N P Rodge demanded Rs 1 lakh bribe from Choudhary and directed him to deposit the amount with accused Manish Nandle.

Taken aback by the bribe demand, Choudhary approached the Nagpur Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of CBI and lodged a complaint. The CBI official verified the demand and laid a trap. Nandle was arrested at IOCL’s Ramdaspeth office on Friday while accepting the bribe on behalf of Rodge, the report said.

The CBI, after registering a case under Sections 120 (B) of Indian Penal Code read with Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, carried out searches at the office and residential premises of the accused.

In the second case, the Sales Officer of IOCL Sunil Golar was arrested by CBI for demanding a bribe of Rs 1 lakh for allowing the smooth functioning of the complainant’s Petrol Pump. The CBI said that the complainant is the Proprietor of M/s Meera Petrol and Diesel Pump, Khadipar, Taluka – Goregaon, Dist – Gondia. The accused Sales Officer, IOCL, Gondia, demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from the complainant for allowing the smooth functioning of the Petrol Pump without any delay caused by IOCL in providing the stock and as reward for previous favours rendered to the complainant, report said.

After receiving the complaint, the CBI officials laid a trap and arrested the accused red-handed while accepting the bribe. The accused was booked under Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. CBI officials conducted searches at the office and residence of Golar.