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The CBI on Monday arrested two more railway engineers in an alleged Rs 1 crore graft case.

The central investigating agency on Sunday had arrested an Indian Railways Engineering Service officer Mahendra Singh Chauhan and two others in connection with the case.

The CBI also recovered a total amount of Rs 2.39 crore, officials said.

The CBI arrested, Chauhan , who was posted as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/Construction in North East Frontier Railways in Guwahati, in one of the biggest traps in the history of the agency.

The agency sleuths also arrested Inra Singh, a private person and Bhupendra Rawat, an employee of the private company ABCI Infrastructures on Sunday from Dehradun, while exchanging the alleged bribe amount.

The fresh arrests came after the CBI registered a case against Chauhan, Hem Chand Borah, Deputy Chief Engineer, Laxmi Kant Verma, Assistant Executive Engineer (AEN) and Pawan Baid, Director, ABCI Infrastructures Pvt Ltd, Rawat, Singh and other unknown persons under relevant sections of IPC and PC Act.

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A CBI official in Delhi said that the agency on Monday arrested two more persons– Hem Chand Borah and Laxmi Kant Verma– in connection with the case from Guwahati.

The arrest was made after the CBI busted a racket on the allegations that some senior public functionaries of North Eastern Frontier Railways were involved in corrupt practices with private contractors for ongoing projects in the NF Railways.

They all are being brought to Delhi on transit remand, the official said.

The official said that during searches, sums of Rs 18.5 lakh and Rs 6.5 lakh have been recovered from the premises of Borah and Verma, respectively.

He said that a total amount of Rs 2.39 crore has been recovered during the searches in the last two days, which includes the alleged bribe amount of Rs one crore.

The CBI had on Sunday also recovered Rs 60 lakh from Dehradun and Rs 54 lakh from Guwahati premises of CAO.

The official said that besides cash, there has been a recovery of jewellery and documents related to property from these locations.

He said agency sleuths carried out searches at over 26 locations in Delhi, Uttrakhand, Assam, Tripura and West Bengal since Sunday which are still going on.

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