Punjab News Express/ S.K.Vyas
NEW DELHI : The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed charge sheet in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Under Section 120-B of IPC read with Section 7, 8, 9, 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 and substantive offences thereof against i) Sanjay Kumar, then Assistant Director, Enforcement Directorate, Ahmedabad iii) Bimal Agarwal (private person), resident of Mumbai; iv) Sonu Y. Jalan (private person), resident of Mumbai, v) J.K. Arora (private person), resident of Delhi, vi) Dhruv Kumar Singh (private person), resident of Lucknow, vii) Jayesh Thakkar (private person), resident of Ahmedabad, viii) Chandresh Patel(private person), resident of Ahmedabad, ix)Paresh Patel (private person), resident of Ahmedabad, x)Surender Mandi @ Kalra (private person), resident of Delhi.
This was stated by R.K.Gaur the Spokesperson of the CBI today. He said J.P Singh, former Joint Director, Enforcement Directorate; ii) the then Joint Director, ED; then Assistant Director, ED, Ahmedabad and 08 private persons, residents of Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow & Ahmedabad into the matter of alleged Cricket Betting Cas A case was registered Under Section 120-B of IPC r/w 7, 12 & 13(2) read with Section 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 on 22.09.2015 on a complaint from Enforcement Directorate, New Delhi against then Joint Director, ED, Ahmedabad (an Officer of IRS, Customs & Central Excise 2000 Batch) and other unknown public servants & private persons on the allegations that then Joint Director and others 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, 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 enlarged on bail. The then Joint Director, then Assistant Director of ED and two private persons residents of Mumbai & Ahmedabad were arrested on 20.02.2017 and are presently in judicial custody.
Further investigation in the case is in progress.
The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.