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Paradip port bribery case: CBI arrests controversial Odisha businessman’s son

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Paradip port bribery case: CBI arrests controversial Odisha businessman's son

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested the director of a number one stevedoring agency of the nation in reference to an alleged bribery scandal.

Charchit Mishra, Director, Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) and industrialist Mahimananda Mishra’s son was taken into custody after an interrogation that lasted hours.

CBI additionally arrested real-estate developer Sisir Kumar Das on this connection.

The central company has registered a case below Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to the grievance, Chief Mechanical Engineer of Paradip Port Trust Saroj Kumar Das was incessantly demanding bribes by his affiliate Sumanta Rout to increase advantages to non-public stakeholders engaged in companies and actions in Paradip Port.

ALSO READ | CBI arrests Paradip Port chief engineer and three others in bribery case

CBI investigation revealed that Rout was in shut contact with Sankha Subhra Mitra, supervisor of port operations of KCT Group. Rout was additionally in touch with KCT Group’s Debapriya Mohanty. Mitra was reportedly performing as a intermediary for different cargo corporations.

The workers of Cuttack-based OSL had broken the conveyor belt in Paradip Port through the unloading of cargo. The value of restore and substitute of the conveyor belt would have value crores to OSL.

However, the restore work of the conveyor belt was carried out with the port’s assets which resulted in large monetary profit to the stevedores agency. The central company stated Das and Rout in connivance with director of OSL executed this.

Subsequently, Das demanded a Rs 60 lakh bribe by Rout from OSL for extending the monetary advantages. Rout allegedly collected Rs 25 lakh from the personal agency’s officers in Cuttack and handed over Rs 10 lakh to the real-estate developer in Bhubaneswar who had booked a property with Das.

CBI has registered a case on this regard in opposition to chief mechanical engineer Das, Rout, Mitra, Mishra, DGM (operations) of Stevedores Surya Narayan Sahoo and Debapriya Mohanty of KCT Group.

The company has additionally booked Orissa Stevedores Limited and different unknown people in reference to the case. The central company had arrested Das, Rout, Mitra and Sahoo on Friday.

Managing director of OSL Mahimananda Mishra was additionally questioned by the CBI officers on Friday in reference to the bribery scandal. Earlier, he was arrested from Thailand in 2016 for his alleged involvement within the homicide of an worker of a rival stevedoring firm. He is now out on bail.

BHUBANESWAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested the director of a number one stevedoring agency of the nation in reference to an alleged bribery scandal.

Charchit Mishra, Director, Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) and industrialist Mahimananda Mishra’s son was taken into custody after an interrogation that lasted hours.

CBI additionally arrested real-estate developer Sisir Kumar Das on this connection.

The central company has registered a case below Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to the grievance, Chief Mechanical Engineer of Paradip Port Trust Saroj Kumar Das was incessantly demanding bribes by his affiliate Sumanta Rout to increase advantages to non-public stakeholders engaged in companies and actions in Paradip Port.

ALSO READ | CBI arrests Paradip Port chief engineer and three others in bribery case

CBI investigation revealed that Rout was in shut contact with Sankha Subhra Mitra, supervisor of port operations of KCT Group. Rout was additionally in touch with KCT Group’s Debapriya Mohanty. Mitra was reportedly performing as a intermediary for different cargo corporations.

The workers of Cuttack-based OSL had broken the conveyor belt in Paradip Port through the unloading of cargo. The value of restore and substitute of the conveyor belt would have value crores to OSL.

However, the restore work of the conveyor belt was carried out with the port’s assets which resulted in large monetary profit to the stevedores agency. The central company stated Das and Rout in connivance with director of OSL executed this.

Subsequently, Das demanded a Rs 60 lakh bribe by Rout from OSL for extending the monetary advantages. Rout allegedly collected Rs 25 lakh from the personal agency’s officers in Cuttack and handed over Rs 10 lakh to the real-estate developer in Bhubaneswar who had booked a property with Das.

CBI has registered a case on this regard in opposition to chief mechanical engineer Das, Rout, Mitra, Mishra, DGM (operations) of Stevedores Surya Narayan Sahoo and Debapriya Mohanty of KCT Group.

The company has additionally booked Orissa Stevedores Limited and different unknown people in reference to the case. The central company had arrested Das, Rout, Mitra and Sahoo on Friday.

Managing director of OSL Mahimananda Mishra was additionally questioned by the CBI officers on Friday in reference to the bribery scandal. Earlier, he was arrested from Thailand in 2016 for his alleged involvement within the homicide of an worker of a rival stevedoring firm. He is now out on bail.