CBI book GAIL marketing chief ES Ranganathan in bribery case

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the (CBI) has engaged Director (Marketing) ES Ranganathan of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) on a scandal related to the sale of petrochemicals manufactured by at a discount. A CBI statement said the investigating agency conducted searches of the defendants’ premises in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Panchkula and Karnal, among others. This led to the recovery of approximately Rs 84 lakh so far, which includes the recovery of Rs 75 lakh from a private person based in Gurgaon.

The other defendants in the case are Pawan Gaur (a private person), Rajesh Kumar (director of Rishabh Polychem, Delhi), N Ramakrishnan Nair (resident of Gurgaon), Saurabh Gupta (associated with United Polymer Industries, Panchkula), and Aditya Bansal. (associated with Bansal Agencies, Karnal). CBI said that these five defendants have been arrested in this case so far. United Polymer Industries and Bansal Agencies have also been named in the CBI First Information Report (FIR).

CBI also said searches were continuing at the Ranganathan facility.

The CBI has alleged that Ranganathan was “engaging in corrupt and illegal activities in conspiracy with other defendants acting as his intermediaries, by extracting bribes from the private”. buy petrochemical products marketed by the

CBI said that it set up and approved a private person and the Director of a private company based in Delhi with an alleged bribe amount of Rs 10 lakh which was collected on behalf of Ranganathan.

According to the IWC FIR, the The director (Marketing) had demanded a bribe of Rs 15 lakh for issuing the discount order in favor of the beneficiary

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