Officials said that four Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) personnel, including two Deputy Superintendents of Police, have been charged by the Central Investigation Agency for allegedly taking bribes to settle investigations in the investigation against companies accused of bank fraud, The officials said.
The CBI started a search operation this morning at its training academy in Ghaziabad and 13 other places in connection with the case.
The agency did not divulge more details about the case in which its own personnel are under suspicion for allegedly taking bribes from companies that are accused in bank fraud cases.
Officials said the CBI officers charged by the agency are RK Rishi and RK Sangwan, Inspectors Kapil Dhankad and Steno Sameer Kumar Singh.
CBI spokesperson RC Joshi said, “The searches were carried out at the locations of the accused today at 14 places including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Meerut and Kanpur.”
The situation became embarrassing for the agency as it had to search the premises of RK Rishi who is posted at the CBI Academy where the Central Investigation Agency prepares its officers for future roles. In addition, cadets from foreign countries are trained at the state-of-the-art academy in Ghaziabad.
In addition to personnel, the CBI has accused several private individuals, including advocates, of “exclusionary controversial views” on charges related to the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
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