The CBI today registered a case against four senior officials of the CRPF, including an Inspector General rank officer, for alleged corruption and bungling in the recruitment for ranks of the force's special anti-naxal force COBRA.
The CBI has named IG Bihar Pushkar Singh, Deputy Inspector General, Muzaffarpur, T M Bakssal and two Commandants posted in Jharkhand and several private persons, who allegedly contacted the aspirants and assured them recruitment in lieu of huge sums of money, in the case.
The CBI conducted searches at around 20 locations spread across Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, Haryana and Punjab after filing the case, a CBI spokesperson said.
He said the searches are still on and about 10 persons have been detained for questioning, including the senior CRPF officials.
Huge sums of money and cash deposits worth around Rs one crore as well as documents of immovable properties, large number of incriminating documents, including accounts of payments and records of various candidates have also been recovered during the searches, the official said.
The conspiracy was being executed by a network of touts spread across the five states, who had contacts with the senior officials of the force, he said.