The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided its own headquarters at the CGO complex and booked four of its officials over allegedly taking bribes from the people who are accused in bank fraud cases. The raids were also conducted in 14 other locations at the premises of the ones who are alleged to be involved including officials, middlemen, and chartered accountants.
“The CBI has registered a case against its four officials, including a DSP, inspector, steno and private persons/others, including advocates etc on the allegations of compromising the investigation of certain cases on extraneous pecuniary considerations,” said CBI spokesperson R C Joshi.
Not much details are shared by the agency but the four officials are identified as DySPs R K Rishi and R K Sangwan, inspector Kapil Dhankad stenographer, and Sameer Kumar Singh.
“Searches were conducted today at 14 locations, including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Meerut and Kanpur, at the premises of the accused,” Joshi said.
He also stated, “Besides the personnel, the CBI has booked several private persons, including advocates, under relevant sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act on the allegations of compromising on the investigation of certain cases on “extraneous pecuniary considerations”.”
The four officials are accused of taking huge amounts of bribes from the organizations which are being interrogated in bank fraud cases.
As per the sources, one of the two DySPs booked, has worked with the Banking and Securities Fraud Cell. The accused officials have allegedly taken a bribe of approximately Rs 3,500 crore. They took bribes from a company in Mumbai accused in a bank fraud case. It was also alleged that the officials used to extend favours and share information with the company.
It was reported that the officials were in continuous touch with the company promoters and middlemen who were actually negotiating on their behalf. Following information from a source, the agency put the phones of suspected officials under surveillance and allegations against those officials turned out to be prima facie true.