1. CBI busts transfer racket at Army Headquaters; Senior officers involved

CBI busts transfer racket at Army Headquaters; Senior officers involved

The CBI has today busted a major transfer racket operating in the army headquarter here involving senior officers who were manipulating postings of officers in lieu of huge illegal gratification.

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 3, 2017 1:43 AM
CBI,  Army Headquaters, Senior officers, CBI busts transfer racket, CBI investigation, Gaurav Kohli It is believed that an operation is underway and there may be some arrests but CBI officials refused to divulge.(PTI)

The CBI has today busted a major transfer racket operating in the army headquarter here involving senior officers who were manipulating postings of officers in lieu of huge illegal gratification. The agency has registered a corruption case against a Lt Colonel posted at the army headquarters here and two other army officers for alleged irregularities in transfers.

The name of a Brigadier posted in the personnel division has also cropped up in the CBI FIR. It is believed that an operation is underway and there may be some arrests but CBI officials refused to divulge.

The case has been registered against Lt Col Ranganathan Suvramani Moni, Personnel Division, Army Headquarter; an army officer, Purushottam, based in Hyderabad; Bengaluru-based army officer S Subhas, and alleged middleman Gaurav Kohli.

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It is alleged Moni had entered into a criminal conspiracy with Kohli and Purshottam, an army officer posted in ESD, Kakinara, for influencing transfer of officers.

It is alleged that Purshottam contacted army officers who are either posted in different field formation or facing imminent transfers and desirous of getting transferred to their preferred location.

He used to contact Kohli, who has close acquaintance with officers in personnel division of army headquartes here.

He used these contacts to pursue transfers of army officers in lieu of huge illegal gratification, the FIR alleged.

Purshottam allegedly requested Kohli to pursue posting matter of one DSRK Reddy and Subhas in lieu of huge bribe, it claimed. Both wanted posting from Bengaluru to Secunderabad or Vizag.

Moni assured he would help in getting Subhas transferred through one of the senior officers in the army headuquarters against payment of illegal gratification, it alleged.

Subhas allegedly delivered Rs 5 lakh as bribe to Kohli through Hawala operators.

“…Kohli visited residence of…Moni and conducted a meeting with some senior officers at the army headquarter in Delhi. Information also reveal that…Moni is in contact with Brigadier SK Grover DDG (Personnel) of Army Headquarter for the transfer matter of Subhas,” the CBI FIR alleged.

It is alleged that Rs 2 lakh was to be paid by Kohli to Moni for transfer of Subhas.

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    debs_guha
    Jun 4, 2017 at 5:28 am
    Dude money involved is peanut.. 5 lakhs.. CBI is not interested to burst Police, IAS or DM postings where open auction takes place and bid in certain areas starts from 2 Cr.. Police SI pays that amount for such posting.. eg. Mayapuri P.S. New Delhi.. SI gets 1/4 ry of LtCol but still is capable of paying 2Cr plus.. That's corruption required to be investigated by CBI but they will not because all CBI to ministers to senior Police personnel gets their share.. that's why these bidding for transfer in police, IAS, DM never comes in news despite of CBI knowing as it's an open secret.. infact why will they?? Because there pound of flesh is reaching their home.. CBI will burst such silly so called one odd scam just to defame Indian Army.. and dude.. 5lakhs is such a small amount which is not required to be processed through Hawala route.. all these r just attempt to hide bigger scams because it is well know that CBI and media in this country is always at display for " "
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      samit
      Jun 3, 2017 at 8:09 pm
      Army officer paying 5 lac as brube just not possible.....he dont even earn that much.....5 lac is equal to his 5 months ry......its a fake news
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        u meher
        Jun 3, 2017 at 10:37 pm
        Dude,army job s the best paid gov't job. They save a lot as their expenses are minimal. And one who is forking out 5 lakh must have made his pile already. There is no audit in field. An average infantry battalions has bank F.D running into crores. You know nothing.
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          debs_guha
          Jun 4, 2017 at 5:39 am
          Dude please do your homework correctly.. Army of this country is one of the least paid job.. yes they might save because at forward field posting in Kashmir, Tibet or North East there is no shopping malls, no PVR and no exotic restaurants doe dinner.. they save by force not by choice.. and is your ry account gets audited?? By whom?? Since when?? And dude 3rd hand knowledge is not for sharing.. regimental fund is for troop welfare not for any individual.. regimental fund is audited every quarter and report are forwarded to concern department.. so please think before u write.. as if army is doing favor serving this ungrateful nation and people to make people like u safe so that u can enjoy ur supper in exotic restaurants with ur family and spend money without saving and later criticize an army officer who has bank balance because he couldn't spend his ry because of his remote posting where he was denied of civilised life style
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            samit
            Jun 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm
            Ummm.....u must b in army.......u kn better
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              Vishal
              Jun 20, 2017 at 12:45 am
              Umer bhai do read newspaper getting ry of 1-1.5 lac is not best paid govt job uber and ola Driver earns more. FD which is in crores is because everyone has contributed to it and not eaten the way u think. Officers in Army still prefer s field posting so that his family can live in peace station to continue his kids education in good school and to meet this expenses which u correctly said are minimal only in fueld. My dear families and children are not permitted in such fields areas. U see expenses of an officer in field please see expences of our family who stay alone
          2. Rajinder Verma
            Jun 3, 2017 at 6:05 pm
            Cool ......... While some are in Hot Soup!!!!!!
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