CBI books 4 Navy officers for producing faux payments to defraud Western Naval Command


New Delhi, July 30

The CBI has booked 4 Navy officers and 14 others for allegedly producing faux payments of Rs 6.76 crore for supplying IT {hardware} to the Western Naval Command, officers stated.

Captain Atul Kulkarni, Commanders Mandar Godbole and RP Sharma, and Petty Officer LOG (F&A) Kuldeep Singh Baghel allegedly ready seven fraudulent payments of Rs 6.76 crore, they stated on Wednesday.

“All these accused naval officers abused their official position to defraud the naval authorities and rob the exchequer of public money which led to pecuniary gain to themselves,” in keeping with the CBI FIR.

The probe company has additionally carried out searches on this connection, sources stated.

The payments had been allegedly raised between January and March in 2016 on the Western Naval Command in Mumbai for supplying data know-how and networking-related {hardware}.

“None of the items mentioned in the bills were supplied to HQ, WNC (Western Naval Command). No documents pertaining to preparation of the bills, ie, approvals, financial sanction, purchase orders, receipt vouchers, etc are available at HQ,” the CBI FIR stated.

The company has additionally booked 4 officers of the Controller of Defence Accounts, in addition to non-public corporations Star Network, ACME Networks, Cyberspace Infovision and Moksh Infosys. PTI



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