Four Indian Navy officers from Western Naval Command, including a captain, and 14 others were retained by the Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly submitting false and falsified conditional invoices which resulted in a loss of Rs 6.76 crore public.
“Charged officials from the Western Naval Command and Senior Defense Comptroller (Navy), Mumbai, have plotted and conspired with private defendants and companies to deceive Western Naval authorities by submitting fake and forged conditional invoices,” he said. said the CBI in its first information. Report.
The CBI said Captain Atul Kulkarni was actively colluding with Commander Mandar Godbole and RP Sharma to generate these seven bogus invoices into the system in 2016.
“All of these accused naval officers abused their official position to defraud naval authorities and steal public money from the treasury, which led to pecuniary gain for themselves,” the central agency alleged.
“A preliminary investigation revealed that none of the items or services mentioned in the invoices were provided to Western Naval Command HQ. No documentation relating to invoice processing, approvals, financial penalties, purchase orders is available at HQ, WNC. This shows all these are bogus and counterfeit invoices, “CBI sources told GalacticGaming.
The FIR copy viewed by GalacticGaming shows that two invoices on behalf of Star Network were raised on March 23, 2016 worth Rs 1.91 crore and approximately 2.93 crore on behalf of ACME Networks.
Five officials of the Chief Defense Controller, Navy, Mumbai have also been named as accused by the central agency for their role in auditing and adopting said payment invoices.
“The agency raided the premises of the accused and recovered incriminating material from the premises. Further investigation continues,” agency sources told GalacticGaming.