3 January 2019

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked five Army personnel, including a colonel, for allegedly receiving bribes worth $26,000 from a supplier of rations for troops posted in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, officials said Wednesday. The action was taken based on a complaint from the Army.

CBI charged Colonel Raman Dahda, Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Kumar, Subedar Devender Kumar, Havildar Abhay Singh, Subedar Sahuran Sahu and supplier K K Yangfo for criminal conspiracy. Dahda was the then Commanding Officer of the 556 Army Supply Corps and Mahendra Kumar a platoon commander. The charged officers were responsible for checking of quality and quantity of items being supplied by Yangfo.

The agency had registered a similar FIR against Lt Col Amit Sharma and Lt Col Sutikshan Rana, officers of the Army Service Corps, who allegedly received bribes worth $122,000 between 2012 and 2016 from a supplier of ration in Nagaland. India Today reported.