The CBI will inform the Supreme Court on Tuesday about the arrest of one of its coal scam investigators, Superintendent of Police Vivek Dutt, who was arrested by the agency’s internal vigilance wing on Friday on bribery charges in an unrelated case.
Dutt was the chief investigating officer in one of the 11 coal scam cases being probed by the agency. The apex court in its last hearing on the coal scam had said that no investigating officer of the agency should be taken off of the case without informing the bench.
“We will inform the apex court on Tuesday about Vivek Dutt’s arrest in a bribery case. So far, we have nothing to suggest that his conduct as a coal scam investigator was irregular,” said an agency source.
Dutt was arrested by CBI sleuths along with an inspector for allegedly accepting a bribe of R7 lakh from a private person via an alleged middleman. “A case was registered by the CBI on Friday against two of its officers posted in New Delhi and two persons on the allegations of demand and acceptance of illegal gratifications for settling a land dispute,” said the source.