The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked four Navy officers and 14 others for generating fake bills of Rs 6.76 crore to defraud Western Naval command.
According to officials, They generated the fake bills for supplying information technology and networking-related hardware to the Western Naval Command, Mumbai. These bills were generated between January and March in 2016.
The accused have been identified as Captain Atul Kulkarni, Commanders Mandar Godbole and RP Sharma, and Petty Officer LOG (F&A) Kuldeep Singh Baghel.
The CBI has also booked four officials of the Controller of Defence Accounts, besides private companies Star Network, ACME Networks, Cyberspace Infovision and Moksh Infosys.
According to CBI, All these accused naval officers abused their official position to defraud the naval authorities and rob the exchequer of public money which led to pecuniary gain to themselves.