The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Dy. General Manager posted in Hariajam Colliery, CBH Group of Mines, Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), Mugma Area, Dhanbad in a bribery case. 

A case was registered by CBI on 01.05.2024 against accused Dy. General Manager of Hariajam Colliery, Mugma Area, ECL, Dhanbad on the allegations that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs. 75,000/- from the complainant to change his duty from underground to surface.

It was further alleged that the complainant was working as General Mazdoor at Hariajam Colliery, CBH Group of Mines, under Mugma Area, ECL since 2006 during 2011 met with a fatal accident and thereby he became 50% handicapped.  

The Civil Surgeon, Dhanbad issued a Medical Certificate in 2012 in this regard. Initially, he was doing his underground duties. But after he was handicapped to the extent of 50%, the complainant requested the said accused to change his duty at the surface, but he did not do so. Later on, the complainant requested an MP of the area in this regard. 

Subsequently, the accused Dy. General Manager issued authorization letter No. 489 dated 16.03.2024 through which he was deputed by the accused at surface work i.e weighbridge, Central Pool Siding. 

The accused demanded a bribe for the said work. CBI laid a trap and caught accused Dy. General Manager red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 20,000/- from the complainant, as part of payment of the bribe. Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused which led to the recovery of incriminating documents. Investigation is continuing.

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