CBI books NTPC Director-Finance, 2 others in graft case

KalingaTV News Network

New Delhi: The CBI has booked the Director (Finance) of the state-run power utility NTPC Limited, along with two others, in connection with a case pertaining to corruption. It carried out search at his residence at Asian Games Village in New Delhi.

The agency has registered an FIR against NTPC’s Kulamani Biswal, BGR Mining and Infra Private Limited director Rohit Reddy Bathina and Prabhat Kumar.

Biswal is part of the Board of Directors of NTPC, the country’s largest energy conglomerate. Kumar, a confidant of Bathina, was assigned to deliver Rs. 5 lakh of alleged illegal gratification to Biswal.

The FIR registered by the agency has alleged that Biswal demanded from Bathina that he should arrange US dollars of about Rs. 5 lakh to be spent by him during his trip abroad. He was scheduled to leave for his overseas trip on Friday.

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