Nagaland police have arrested a senior NHIDCL official on charges of demanding bribe from contractors operating under him.
The National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) GM B.D. Jangade was arrested on Wednesday by Mokokchung police and produced him in court on Thursday. He has been remanded to three days in police custody.
He was arrested on complaints lodged by NHIDCL’s Delhi office and its Kohima office after a video of the official purportedly demanding “one per cent cut money” went viral last week. “The NHIDCL might have taken suo motu cognisance of the video and lodged the complaint on which we have acted,” police said.
Wads of cash were seen lying on table in the room where this purported discussion took place.
The NHIDCL, the fully owned company of the ministry of road transport & highways builds/upgrade, operates and maintains national highways and strategic roads.
Seven districts are under the Mokokchung division of which Jangade was the GM, the police said.