CBI books two UP officials in YEIDA land scam

CBI books two UP officials in YEIDA land scam
05/02/2019 , by , in News/Views

The CBI on Sunday filed an FIR against two of its own officers for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh to give a clean chit to three accused in the Rs 126-crore land scam at Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA).

In the FIR, the central agency has mentioned the names of V S Rathore, an inspector at the CBI’s anti-corruption unit in Ghaziabad, and Sunil Dutt, an assistant sub-inspector at the CBI academy. It also mentioned Ranveer Singh, a former YEIDA tehsildar who allegedly paid the Rs 10 lakh bribe, and unnamed police officers.

On Sunday evening, the investigating agency summoned circle officer Nishank Sharma, who had been probing the land scam before it was transferred to the CBI last year, to its headquarters in Delhi for questioning.

After a few hours, Sharma was transferred to the police headquarters in Lucknow, which the police termed a routine administrative shuffle.

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