Defence canteen scam: Four accused in CBI custody

July 1st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) A special court here Sunday sent four accused in a corruption racket, involving officials of the canteen stores department (CSD) of the defence ministry and a private company, to CBI custody till July 6, an official said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) busted the racket related to supplies at the defence canteen Saturday.

The court remanded all the four accused in police custody till July 6, a CBI official said.

Bikas Ranjan Daschaudhary, joint-general manager of CSD Mumbai, was caught accepting a bribe from officials of private company Sankalp Consumer Products Pvt. Ltd. (SCPPL). Three company officials were also nabbed.

The company’s director Milind Govilkar and officials of the CSD allegedly conspired to manipulate the requirements of the stores which benefitted SCPPL’s interests.

Besides Daschaudhary and Govilkar, who was nabbed from Pune, the CBI arrested Vilas Harer and Manohar Vibhute.

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