CBI raids 110 places in 19 states

CBI raids 110 places in 19 states

By / Business News / Wednesday, 10 July 2019 07:42

The CBI today carried out searches at 110 locations in 19 states in cases of alleged corruption, arms smuggling and criminal misconduct, officials said Tuesday. The central probe agency has registered 30 fresh cases.

The search operation covers an FIR against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The operation is underway at Krrish Builders in Jasola, New Delhi, they said.

Searches were also carried out at 11 locations in Lucknow and NCR in connection with the sugar mills disinvestment scam case during Mayawati’s tenure as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, the officials said.

The agency searched premises of former IAS officers Netram and Vinay Priya Dhune and sons of former MLC Iqbal Singh Wajid Ali and Mohammed Javed, they said.Netram also held the position of secretary to Mayawati when she was the Chief Minister of UP.

In April 2019, the CBI registered an FIR in connection with the sugar scam case besides six preliminary enquiries in which the probe is underway, they said.

The operation is spread across Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, Pune, Jaipur, Goa, Raipur, Hyderabad, Madurai, Kolkata, Rourkela, Ranchi, Bokaro, Lucknow, Kanpur and other locations in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Bihar.

Details of cases in which the searches are being carried out are being kept secret till the operation gets over, the officials said.

This is the second massive search operation conducted by the agency in a week. A similar operation was carried out last Tuesday against banking fraud accused.

The premises of KA Duggal, the then CMD, BICL, Kanpur, company secretary KV Vajpayee are being searched for alleged irregularities in tendering process while selling the properties of BICL.

The cases in which search operations are going on also include cheating of a Mumbai-based businessman who was sold 980 acres of land worth Rs 11 crore in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh on the basis of forged documents.


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