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OSD of Sisodia sings: Racket of corrupt IAS officers thriving in Kejriwal govt

Interrogating the OSD of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who was arrested yesterday, the CBI has learnt of a racket of bribe-seeking officers posted in the GST department, the houses and offices of whom the agency has begun raiding

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अदिति सिंह ने ट्विटर से हटाया पार्टी का नाम

प्रवासी मजदूरों की बस द्वारा अवाजाही के प्रकरण मामले में रायबरेली सदर की विधायक अदिति सिंह ने आईएनसी पर सवाल उठाए थे

जम्मू-कश्मीर में पुलवामा जैसा आतंकी हमला दोहराने की साजिश नाकाम

जम्मू-कश्मीर पुलिस और सुरक्षा बलों ने बम डिस्पोज़ल यूनिट को बुलाने से पहले आस-पास के पूरे इलाके को लोगों को वहां से हटा दिया था

After arresting Gopal Krishna Madhav, OSD of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the CBI searched the house and office of Udit Prakash Rai, another Delhi government official. Apart from him, about a dozen officers of the Delhi government are under the scanner of the investigating agency.

According to the CBI, a bribery racket was thriving in Delhi’s GST department, which included several senior officials. According to the agency, the racket was exposed on Wednesday after the arrest of a broker Dheeraj Gupta while he was accepting a bribe amount.

During interrogation, Gupta told the CBI that he was taking money at the behest of Gopal Krishna Madhav, Sisodia’s OSD. Madhav was posted to the GST department of the Delhi government in October last year.

During the interrogation on Friday, Madhav named Udit Prakash Rai, a 2007 batch officer. Investigating officers then searched Udit Prakash Rai’s house and office. The agency raided the offices of several officials in the GST department.

According to a senior CBI official, a transporter had complained of a large racket of bribery in the GST department of the Arvind Kejriwal government. The complainant said that officials were seeking bribes worth lakhs of rupees to free seized trucks.

On the basis of this complaint, CBI laid a trap. Gupta demanded Rs 3.5 lakh from the transporter to get his two trucks released. While he was receiving a bribe of Rs 2.6 lakh, the CBI team waiting for an ambush caught Gupta red-handed.

CBI believes that Gupta used to broker for senior officers of Delhi GST, like the arrested OSD of Sisodia, as well as many senior officers of Delhi government. The agency is questioning Gupta further. Based on his confessions, CBI may conduct searches at several other authorities in the coming days.

A CBI source said the agency has found no evidence of Manish Sisodia’s involvement in this case. He had said yesterday after his OSD’s arrest that the officer must be punished. He had said further that he did not see the arrest as having anything to do with the Delhi election.

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