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Nationwide CBI raids

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | June 30, 2005 17:49 IST
Last Updated: June 30, 2005 19:54 IST

The anti-corruption branch of Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday raided 183 premises across the country.

In one of the biggest ever anti-corruption operation, 2500 men and officers of CBI launched the searches early in the morning. The operation was on when this report was filed.

Among the places searched were 41 in Delhi, 16 in Mumbai, 11 in Kolkata , 11 in Jaipur, 18 in Dehradun, eight in Chandigarh and eight in Gaziabad.

Briefing journalists in Delhi, CBI Director U S Misra said 48 cases have been registered against 106 people, including 50 public servants.

"Cases have been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 sections 7,13 (1)(d), read with 13 (2) for demanding and accepting bribes, possession of disproportionate assets and abuse of official position and causing wrongful loss to the government and wrongful gain to private persons. Cases have also been registered under sections 120-B, 420/468/470/471 of the Indian Penal Code relating to cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy," Misra said.

"Two superintendents of central excise, anti-evasion cell in Kolkata were arrested while demanding a bribe of Rs 100,000 and accepting Rs 25,000 as the first instalment," Misra said.

Residences and farm houses of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Udai Vir Singh Rathi were among  the places raided by the CBI.

According to a revenue department estimate, Rathi's movable and immovable assets are worth around Rs 2 crore. The assets include a house in Safdarjung Enclave, four cars, a farm house and fixed deposits.

Rs 800,000 in cash was recovered from the Dehradun and Delhi residences A K Singhal, joint commissioner in the Delhi government. "He has three flats in Gurgaon and Vasant Kunj. He also owns three shops worth Rs 15 lakh and another plot of the same amount," Misra said.

A case of disproportionate assets has been registered against one deputy general manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in Gorakhpur.


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good to hear teh nationwise raids by CBI. Request quick & sincre judgment / implementation of punishment to all of them quickly. CBI should not ...

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I am happy to read this article on efforts to weed out corruption from the government offices. India ranks lowly in this parameter and everyday ...

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Thanks to CBI department rather i should say CBI family which has done such a job for that there are no words to appriciate this ...

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CBI is doing good job. This is not however the first time that such massive countrywide raids have taken place. But thereafter the public does ...

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