CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST A SSO OF CFSL;ONE OFFICIAL EACH OF REVENUE DEPARTMENT & CENTRAL EXCISE AND OTHER PRIVATE PERSONS FOR ALLEGED IMPERSONATION & BRIBERY AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120-B IPC r/w 419 r/w 511 IPC, 420 IPC and section 7, 8 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 against a Sr. Scientific Officer (SSO), CFSL, New Delhi; an official posted in the Deptt. of Revenue, Ministry of Finance; another official of Central Excise Department; private persons and other unknown persons for entering into a criminal conspiracy among themselves for obtaining illegal gratification. It was alleged that the Sr. Scientific Officer, while introducing himself as Additional Deputy Director CBI, falsely informed a property dealer based in Ghaziabad that a complaint against him was pending, for which the property dealer was required to visit him. The said public servant further allegedly threatened the property dealer that he would use his police powers and also register a criminal case against him. The SSO asked a private person to pursue this matter with the property dealer to obtain illegal gratification and to settle the so called ‘complaint’, which was false.

In another instance, a conspiracy was hatched by the SSO to conduct an illegal and unauthorised search at the premises of some businessman in order to obtain illegal gratification. It was alleged that an employee of Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance; an official of Central Excise and private persons introduced themselves as public servants with powers to carry out search operations, and conducted illegal & unauthorised searches. They demanded an illegal gratification from the businessman to abate the search proceedings and allegedly received huge amount as illegal gratification.

CBI conducted searches at several places including Delhi & Karnal (Haryana). Several incriminating documents/records have been seized during the searches.

Further investigation is in progress.

CBI Press Release

New Delhi , 06.05.2012

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