In a major embarrassment for the country’s premier investigative agency, at least four CBI officials including a deputy superintendent (DySP) are in the dock for allegedly accepting bribes and favours from a company which is being probed by the agency in bank fraud cases.
The agency on Thursday confirmed it had filed an FIR against the four officials including the DySP, inspector and steno apart from private individuals and advocates on the allegations of compromising the investigation on “extraneous pecuniary considerations”. CBI also raided their houses and offices and a spokesperson confirmed that searches were conducted at 14 locations including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Meerut and Kanpur. The searches continued till late on Thursday.
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