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CBI, RPF associations trade charges against each other

The CBI has complained to the railway board against a retired railway protection force (RPF) officer for occupying three official accommodations in alleged violation of service rules.

delhi Updated: May 15, 2013 21:16 IST
HT Correspondent

The CBI has complained to the railway board against a retired railway protection force (RPF) officer for occupying three official accommodations in alleged violation of service rules.

US Jha, who is also an officer bearer of the All India RPF Association, a union of the employees of the force, has refuted the charge saying it's a case of vendetta.

Jha said that he may file a defamation case against CBI director Ranjit Sinha in this regard.

Sinha served as the RPF chief for almost 30 months and there is a history of bad blood between the CBI chief and the RPF association.

"The CBI had informed the Railway Board in April, 2013 that a retired officer holding post of all India secretary general, RPF (who had retired in 2010) was allegedly personally occupying two government accommodations and was also in possession of one more accommodation allotted to All India RPF Association," said the CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra.

Rebutting any charge of vendetta, Mishra said sharing any information about the misuse of public money for necessary action by the concerned department is a normal practice and duty of the CBI.

Jha told HT that there was no misuse of accommodations as they were allotted to the association by the railway ministry.

Jha claimed he had complained against Ranjit Sinha before the Central Vigilance Commission about alleged corrupt practices and that the CBI's complaint against him is just vendetta.