Army officer nabbed for selling diesel from stock by CBI

Shimla: The CBI caught red handed an Indian army officer for selling diesel from the army’s stock  in the Lahul & Spiti district on Saturday.

Capt. Vikalp Purohit from the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), and posted at Koksar in Lahaul and Spiti district, was caught red-handed Friday by a team of the CBI posing as decoy customers.

The diesel was meant for the BRO.

CBI Superintendent of Police R. Upasak said, ‘Two decoy customers, who projected themselves as contractors of the public works department, entered negotiations with the accused regarding the bulk purchase of the fuel. They also bargained the price and later caught him.’

‘We had information that some army officials are selling the diesel meant for the forces,’ he said.

Sources in the police said the CBI team was on lookout for the Army officials for the past few days. It also visited Manali in Kullu district and Keylong, district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti.

‘BRO authorities in Manali and Shimla have been informed about the incident,’ he said, adding Purohit has been summoned to the CBI office here.

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