statesman news service
NEW DELHI, 21 SEPT: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today raided the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and registered a case against a Deputy Chief Security Officer in connection with alleged irregularities in the tendering process for purchase of security equipment.
The investigating agency also raided the residence of the Deputy Chief Security Officer, Mr Rajive Lochan, and registered a criminal case of cheating and criminal conspiracy against him.
Besides Mr Lochan, the agency has also named the Managing Director of Delhi-based company and others in the case, involving a loss of around Rs 1 crore to the government exchequer. Searches were also conducted at the house and office of the MD at Janakpuri.
“Incriminating documents relating to the allegations in the FIR have been recovered. Further investigation is on,” said a senior officer of the agency.
According to sources, there were several allegations against the Deputy Chief Security Officer since 2009, into which the Chief Vigilance Officer of the institute was also making an inquiry.
Mr Lochan has been accused of hiring a private security agency by forging documents.
“He was charged with making false payment worth crores to ghost employees and misappropriation of the security guards’ Provident Fund money in collusion with private security agencies,” sources claimed.