The Asian Age
CBI probe on 2 RITES officials
The CBI has initiated an inquiry against two senior officials of the Rail India Technical and Economic Services ( RITES), a government of India enterprise, for allegedly issuing a “desired” inspection report to a Kolkatabased firm for its consignments while making adverse comments for its competitors.
Sources said, “There are allegations that the suspected officials allegedly took bribe for giving desired inspection report in favour of a Kolkata- based firm. The suspected public servants allegedly transferred some RITES inspectors who did not give desired inspection report in favour of the firm in 2013- 14. The agency has registered a prelimi- nary enquiry against the suspected officials of RITES and the private firm and they will soon be called for clarification”.
The RITES is a multidisciplinary consultancy organisation in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies. It provides a comprehensive array of services under a single roof. In overseas projects, RITES actively pursues and develops cooperative links with local consultants and firms.
“It has also been alleged that the suspected RITES officials provided some secret official documents to the private firm, which is under the scanner of the agency,” sources said. Despite repeated efforts, no senior officials of the RITES were available for the comment.