15 January 2021

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 14 January 2021 conducted searches at 14 locations in connection with a corruption case against its own four officials. Two deputy superintendents of police, were booked for allegedly receiving bribe to compromise on investigation against companies accused of bank fraud. CBI also said that It is understood that some of these officers were allegedly receiving regular payments from the accused companies.

Among those booked are Deputy Superintendents of Police R.K. Rishi and R.K. Sangwan, Inspector Kapil Dhankad and Steno Samir Kumar Singh, said a CBI official. Inspector Kapil Dhankad is from Bank Securities & Fraud Cell. Some advocates and private persons also have been booked.

Rishi works in the CBI Academy where CBI cadets are trained. In addition, cadets from foreign countries are also trained at the state-of-the-art academy in Ghaziabad.

The agency remained tight lipped about the exact allegations against the accused.

One of the companies from where the accused persons were accepting bribes has been under CBI investigation since August last year for defrauding 15 banks to the tune of $49 million. CBI did not reveal the name of the company involved. The surveillance confirmed that the CBI officers were indeed offering accused persons favours in bank fraud cases.

People familiar with the operations in CBI said that the four officers face temporary suspension while the charges against them are being investigated.

Source: The Tribune India and Hindustan Times.