CBI arrests NHAI officials, Ashoka Buildcon executives in Rs 5 lakh bribery

Updated: Sep 23 2022 8:08PM

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) Busting a major corruption racket at the Patna regional office of the National Highways Authority of India, the CBI on Friday arrested four persons, including a chief general manager and a deputy general manager, in a Rs 5 lakh bribery case, officials said.

Chief General Manager Sadre Alam and DGM Prabhanshu Shekhar posted at the NHAI regional office were arrested by the CBI for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from executives of the Nashik-based Ashoka Buildcon Limited -- Amit Kumar Gupta and Mukul Kumar -- they said.

The arrests were followed by searches at eight locations, including the residences of the accused officials and the private executives and offices of the company.