CBI books US-based firm executives, NHAI officials for bribery
New Delhi: The CBI has booked some executives of the Indian subsidiary of US-based firm CDM Smith and unidentified officials of the NHAI in a case of alleged bribery of over $1.18 million to secure contracts, officials said.
The CBI is carrying out searches at five locations in Bengaluru and Chennai at the offices of the CDM Smith and also at the residence of the then Director Finance of its Indian subsidiary, Gopakumar, since this morning, the officials said.
The agency has named in its FIR the US-based company, its Indian subsidiary CDM Smith India Private Limited based in Bengaluru, Gopakumar, the then Manager of RV Infra Solutions, S Krishnamurthy, and other unidentified executives of the US- based company, its Indian arm and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), they said. It is alleged that the company paid bribes to the tune of $1.18 million through its Indian arm to various officials of NHAI to secure contracts between 2011 and 2016, the officials said.