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CBI officer probing coal scam held for taking bribe

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 17, 2013
First Published: 22:12 IST(17/5/2013) | Last Updated: 02:08 IST(18/5/2013)

The CBI has arrested one of its own superintendents of police, who was also involved in the investigation of coal blocks allocation scam, on the allegations of seeking and getting a bribe of Rs. 7 lakh for mediating in a case land dispute of an Alwar-based private person.

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The exchange of money took place outside the CBI headquarter on Friday evening. A CBI inspector was taking money on the behalf of the SP.
 
“We have arrested SP Vivek Dutt along with Rajesh Karnatak, one of inspectors working under him for asking and getting Rs. 7 lakh from an Alwar-based private person Dinesh Gupta. Inspector Rajesh Karanatak was acting as his conduit. The inspector received money on behalf on the SP. The SP and his inspector were arrested after an internal CBI vigilance probe,” said a CBI official.
 
According to sources, it was a trap case wherein the inspector was arrested red-handed receiving money from Gupta.
 
Vivek Dutt was directly recruited in the CBI as deputy SP. He was posted in the economic offences wing (EOW) of the agency.
 
“Though he was involved in the coal blocks allocation probe, but the case in which he has been arrested had nothing with the probe. The case in which he mediating was with the Delhi police,” clarified a senior CBI official.
 
SP Vivek Dutt was allegedly asked to use his influence with the Delhi police officials to settle the case of the Alwar-based private person. The CBI is going to inform the Supreme Court about the development.


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