KoPT chief RP Kahlon arrested for taking Rs 20-lakh bribe
D.D. Jagtap Dattaji, who was giving the Rs 20 lakh bribe to the chairman RP Kahlon, was also arrested.
Confirming the arrest a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said that Kahlon was arrested “ for accepting illegal gratification”.
Dattaji, who was giving the bribe, is advisor and director of Bharat Calcutta Containers Terminal Limited in Kolkata. But the person is a resident of Mumbai.
On Wednesday Dattaji came to meet Kahlon and an appointment was fixed at the five star hotel. Acting on a tip off, the officers of the city police’s STF followed them and caught during the transaction.
Both were interrogated for around two hours. Subsequently they were arrested.
A case has been initiated against the duo with New Market police station under section 120B of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 7 and 12 of P.C. Act 1988. It may be mentioned that corruption charges were levelled against him when Manish Gupta was home secretary. But he had been given shelter by a section of politicians during the erstwhile Left Front government.
Kahlon is a 1984 batch IAS officer from the Bengal cadre. As a member of the IAS, he has served the state of West Bengal in various capacities.