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Delhi: CBI arrests IB official in transfers and postings racket

Sources say the arrested IB official, Kameshwar, is a recipient of police medal for meritorious service. He was arrested on the charges of being involved in a racket of transfers and postings of public servants. A Delhi Police inspector Banay Singh Meena was also arrested by the CBI>

delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2017 22:07 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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Intelligence Bureau official, Kameshwar, is a recipient of police medal for meritorious service. The CBI action against him is one of the rare cases against serving officials of the domestic spy agency. (HT Photo)

In a rare action against a serving intelligence bureau official, the CBI has arrested an assistant director of the domestic spy agency on the charges of being involved in a racket of transfers and postings of public servants.

Sources say the arrested IB official, Kameshwar, is a recipient of police medal for meritorious service. The medal could be in jeopardy now.

“We have arrested two more accused Kameshwar and Banay Singh Meena, who is a Delhi police inspector, in the case,” said CBI spokesman RK Gaur.

Before this, the agency had controversially probed the serving and former IB officials in the Ishrat Jahan and Sadiq Jamal Mehtar encounter cases of Gujarat.

In the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the CBI filed chargesheet against former IB special director Rajendra Kumar and three serving officers – P Mittal, MK Sinha and Rajiv Wankhede – but the home ministry refused sanction to prosecute them citing lack of evidence.

In the present corruption case against the IB official, the CBI has alleged that Kameshwar has provided the government accommodation allotted to him to a private person named Rajan Kumar.

According to the CBI FIR, Rajan Kumar used to claim that he was a senior government servant. But he was in ‘corrupt nexus’ with another private person Arun Tiwari for ‘ensuring undue favours related to transfers and postings of public servants’.

He also claimed to have contacts with ‘high level/senior public officials’ in various departments.

According to CBI officials, Banay Singh Meena, the Delhi police inspector posted in the security wing, had Rs 10 lakh to Tiwari for a favourable posting and the money was to be delivered to Kumar in ‘coordination’ with Kameshwar.

During searches at Kumar’s residence, the CBI sleuths recovered Rs 1.6 crore in cash. Several rubber stamps and fake letterheads have also been seized.

Following the alleged deal, Kameshwar sought information about Meena’s posting or interview, says the CBI FIR.

First Published: Aug 11, 2017 22:07 IST