New Delhi, Oct 13 (PTI) The ED conducted searches against
its former joint director, another officer and a few bookies
today in connection with its money laundering probe for
allegedly receiving bribe for favouring an accused in the IPL
cricket betting scam.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials said the raids
were conducted at nine locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and
The searches, they said, are being conducted at the
premises of former joint director J P Singh, former
enforcement officer (EO) Sanjay Kumar and two bookies.
About Rs 1.63 lakh in cash has been seized, they said.
The ED has registered a case under the Prevention of
Money Laundering Act (PMLA) based on a CBI FIR.
Singh and Kumar were posted at the ED zonal office in
The CBI had earlier said it its FIR that “it has been
alleged that certain officers of the Enforcement Directorate
while investigating the cases of money laundering in betting
and other such activities have allegedly demanded and accepted
huge illegal gratification from the accused and suspect
persons in the cases”.
The ED’s Ahmedabad unit was probing the Rs 2,000-crore
IPL betting scandal, and the Rs 5,000-crore money laundering
case against alleged hawala operator Afroz Fatta, in which the
suspects allegedly sought favours, official sources said.
The CBI claimed that huge bribe amount was allegedly
taken by these officers as quid pro quo for various acts of
omission and commission.
The case against Singh and others has been registered
under the provisions of criminal conspiracy under the Indian
Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The sources said the ED director had received multiple
complaints from various quarters about the alleged demand for
bribe by the senior officials of its Ahmedabad unit. The
complaints were forwarded to the CBI. PTI NES
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.