4 Indian Navy officers of the Western Naval Command, together with a Captain, and 14 others have been booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly submitting faux and solid contingent payments which resulted in a lack of Rs 6.76 crore of public cash.
“The accused public servants of western Naval Command and Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Navy), Mumbai connived and conspired with Personal accused individuals and corporations to cheat Western Naval Authorities by submitting faux and solid contingent payments,” the CBI stated in its First Info Report.
The CBI stated Captain Atul Kulkarni actively connived with Commander Mandar Godbole and RP Sharma to generate these seven faux payments within the system in 2016.
“All these accused naval officers abused their official place to defraud the naval authorities and rob the exchequer of public cash which led to pecuniary acquire to themselves,” alleged the central company.
“Preliminary probe has revealed that not one of the gadgets or companies talked about within the payments have been provided to HQ Western Naval Command. No paperwork pertaining to processing of payments, approvals, monetary sanction, buy orders can be found on the HQ, WNC. This exhibits all these are faux and solid payments,” sources in CBI instructed NDTV.
The FIR copy accessed by NDTV exhibits that two payments within the identify of Star Community have been raised on March 23, 2016 price Rs 1.91 crore and round 2.93 crore within the identify of ACME Networks.
5 officers of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts, Navy, Mumbai have additionally been named as accused by the central company for his or her function in auditing and passing the stated payments for funds.
“Company has carried out raids on the premises of the accused and recovered incriminating supplies from the premises. Additional investigation persevering with,” sources within the company instructed NDTV.