CBI Seeks Sanction To Prosecute Ex-Probe Agency Officer In Bribery Case: The CBI had filed a corruption case in opposition to JP Singh in February 2015. (Representational)

CBI Seeks Sanction To Prosecute Ex-Probe Agency Officer In Bribery Case

New Delhi:

The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI has sought sanction from the Finance Ministry to prosecute former Enforcement Directorate (ED) Joint Director JP Singh, who has been accused of receiving bribes within the IPL betting case and hawala operators.

“We approached the Ministry of Finance for prosecution sanction in opposition to JP Singh in December 2020; the ultimate report is prepared, as soon as the sanction is accorded, a supplementary charge-sheet will likely be filed on this case,” sources within the CBI instructed NDTV.

In 2015, a case for corruption in reference to the Rs 2,000 crore IPL cash laundering case was filed in opposition to JP Singh, who was the then Joint Directorate of the probe company.

He was arrested by the CBI in reference to the case in February 2017 and at current he’s out on bail granted by the Gujarat Excessive Courtroom on July 1, 2017.

Mr Singh because the Joint Director of the ED was heading the probe into the multi crore IPL betting case.

Advocate Amit Nair, who’s representing JP Singh, has instructed NDTV, “the CBI had filed a charge-sheet within the IPL betting case in 2017 however the company could not show cash path resulting in Mr Singh. If the CBI recordsdata one other charge-sheet, we are going to show our case earlier than the court docket of legislation.”

The CBI had filed a charge-sheet in opposition to JP Singh and 9 others in September 2017 after getting prosecution sanction from the Ministry of Finance charging them with corruption and prison conspiracy fees for demanding and accepting large quantities as bribe from those that have been being investigated by the ED in reference to the 2015 IPL betting case. The trial is underway within the CBI court docket.

Aside from the IPL betting case, JP Singh was additionally accused of accepting bribes from Afroz Fatta, a diamond dealer, who’s being investigated by the ED in reference to a Rs 5,395 crore hawala rip-off.

The ED had busted the multi crore hawala racket throughout their search operations in Surat-based workplaces of some diamond merchants together with Mr Fatta and Madanlal Jain in 2014.

“After submitting charge-sheet within the IPL betting bribery case, the company continued its probe on different allegations in opposition to Mr Singh. Additional probe has revealed that Mr Singh had demanded and accepted a bribe from hawala operator Afroz Fatta to assist them within the cash laundering case in 2015,” the sources mentioned.

“Digital proof seized from the premises of JP Singh throughout searches have revealed that Mr Singh by his conduits had acquired large quantity as bribe in a number of transactions from the hawala operators and those that had ‘paid’ Mr Singh have been by no means raided or summoned for questioning,” they added.

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