CBI clerk booked for issuing fake IDs
The official, identified as Gulzari Lal, worked as a clerk in the probe agency and allegedly connived with two others including a woman known as ‘MamiUpdated: Jun 01, 2017 23:45 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked one of its own officials for allegedly being part of a racket which issued fake identification cards of the agency to people.
The official, identified as Gulzari Lal, worked as a clerk in the probe agency and allegedly connived with two others including a woman known as ‘Mami’.
The case came to light when the probe agency was carrying out an investigation in another case of a CBI DSP who was booked for bribery charges.
The DSP, Neeraj Agarwal, along with another individual, was booked by CBI after Pradip Shah, the retired head cashier of Bank of Baroda’s Mumbai branch, filed a complaint alleging that the agency official demanded a bribe of ₹50 lakh from him.
The other individual was identified as Bhaskar Tiwari.
Agarwal and Tiwari were booked for demanded money in return for settling an income tax case that could be made out against the retired head cashier.
In subsequent searches at Tiwari’s residence, CBI said it recovered a fake ID card of the probe agency in Tiwari’s name. The card was valid till 2040.
When confronted with the fake ID card, Tiwari allegedly told CBI that it had been issued to him by Gulzari Lal.
He said that he had come in contact with Lal through a canteen operator, Yadav, in Lok Nayak Bhavan.
“During the questioning of Bhaskar Tiwari and Gulzari Lal, involvement of one lady referred to as ‘Mami’ also surfaced. The said two persons are part of a racket involved in preparing fake identity cards and misuse of the same,” the FIR stated.
First Published: Jun 01, 2017 23:44 IST