CBI raids its own headquarters, books several of its officers for corruption and bribery

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Wednesday conducted searches at its headquarters in New Delhi in the premises of some of its own officials. The CBI is suspected of taking bribes on some of its officers, including two DSPs. The CBI suspects that these officers took bribe from the bank fraud accused. Apart from this, the CBI also raided the houses of several CBI officials in Ghaziabad, Noida and Delhi.


The Anti-Corruption Unit of CBI has registered a case against four officials including DSP rank officer RK Rishi posted at CBI Academy in Ghaziabad. The other three are DSP RK Sangwan and two officers of BSFC (Banking Security). In addition to these officials, some advocates and unknown persons have also been accused of “compromising the investigation of certain cases”.

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According to an India Today report, CBI spokesperson RC Joshi said that “searches were carried out at about 14 locations including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Meerut and Kanpur.” According to India Today, some officials accepted the bribe at the CBI premises itself.

According to a CBI officer, it was learned from the agency that some of its own officers had taken bribe in a case of bank fraud. Among the officers against whom action has been taken, there were some who were continuously taking bribe from the accused company for a long time.

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