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Four CBI officials arrested in Chandigarh under extortion charges

ANI | Updated: May 12, 2022 17:31 IST

New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested its four sub-inspectors posted in Delhi on extortion charges during a raid in Chandigarh.
The arrested accused were identified as Sumit Gupta, Pardeep Rana, Ankur Kumar and Akash Ahlawat. All the accused are sub-inspector posted in CBI Delhi.
A senior CBI official said that incriminating documents recovered during searches are being scrutinized.
CBI has registered a case against its sub-inspector posted in New Delhi and unknown officials/private persons on a complaint.
The Complainant who is running a partnership firm in Chandigarh had alleged that on Tuesday, six persons including CBI officials entered his office and threatened him that he would be arrested for supporting and providing money to terrorists as they have information regarding the same.

It was further alleged that the accused forcefully took the Complainant in a car and also demanded Rs 25 lakh from him.
As part of its zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and other offences, not only in respect of those from outside but its own officials, CBI on receipt of the complaint, immediately registered a case, and identified its three other officials allegedly involved in the matter and effected their arrests.
Taking a serious note of this act on part of these delinquent officials, all four of them were dismissed from service.
The arrested accused are being produced on Thursday before the competent Court at Chandigarh. (ANI)