CBI charge sheet against Jt Dir & Asstt Dir, ED

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed charge sheet under various sections of IPC in a cricket betting case in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ahmedabad against a former Joint Director and an Assistant Director of the ED, Ahmedabad and 08 private persons who are  residents of Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow & Ahmedabad, according to an official press release.

The Bureau press release pointed out that on September 22, 2015, a case was registered against the former ED Joint Director (an Officer of IRS, Customs & Central Excise 2000 Batch) and other public servants and private persons on the allegations that the involved public servants  took huge amount of bribes for acts of omission and commission during investigation of PMLA investigations into Cricket Betting and other Cases. Searches were conducted on 23.09.2015 at the office & residences of accused & suspected persons. Further searches were also conducted during an investigation at the premises of accused in Mumbai, Ahmedabad & New Delhi during August 2016.

During the investigation, three accused, who are residents of Mumbai, Delhi & Ahmedabad were arrested on 22.8.2016 & other accused resident of Lucknow was arrested on 5.11.2016 and they have been released on bail. The then Joint Director, then Assistant Director of ED and two private persons of Mumbai & Ahmedabad were arrested on 20.02.2017 and are presently in judicial custody.

Further investigation in the case is stated to be in progress.

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