In a startling revelation, the Crime Bureau of Investigation department has filed a charge sheet against two bookies and officials of the Enforcement Directorate that include former Joint Director JP Singh as he has been alleged of being involved in corruption during the lucrative Indian Premier League according to the Ahmedabad’s Directorate division.
The latest development stated an Indian Revenue officer Sanjay Kumar in 2000-batch was also named in the charge sheet according to the news wire PTI.
“It has been alleged that certain officers of the Enforcement Directorate while investigating the cases of money laundering in betting and other such activities have allegedly demanded and accepted huge illegal gratification from the accused and suspect persons in the cases,” the CBI statement was quoted by PTI.
However, two bookies Chandresh Patel and Bimal Aggarwal are in judicial custody alongside Sanjay and JP Singh.
The then Additional Director Sanjay, who was the part of excise wing and customs, was allegedly charged for being involved in the betting scandal.
The announcement was made by a CBI court in Ahmedabad on Thursday as both have been charged under the IPC act followed by the Prevention of Corruption Act with criminal conspiracy.
The report suggested the case was registered in 2015 following the objection from the Directorate.
The report revealed that the special CBI court has also charged middlemen and other bookies including Paresh Patel, J K Arora, Dhruv Kumar Singh, Jayesh Thakkar, Surinder Mandi and Sonu Jalan.
It has been also stated that Ahmedabad’s unit for Enforcement Directorate launched a probe for the amount of INR 2,000 crore which was allegedly spent on betting in Twenty20 cricket of the IPL.
Moreover, hawala operator Afroz Fatta was alleged for the money laundering of INR 5,000 crore.
On the other side, CBI stated huge amount of bribes were taken by the officers as ‘quid pro quo’ to oversight the happenings around them.
In the recent past, ED Director had also received several complaints regarding the demand for bribe from its Ahmedabad unit’s senior officials, PTI stated.
It was also alleged that JP Singh’s father-in-law SKS Somvanshi, who was the Indian Revenue Service officer of 1978 batch, was handed over bribe of INR 15 crore by providing a relief to suspects in separate cases after Enforcement Directorate intervened into the matter.
It has been stated that Somvanshi received the bribe through tax consultants and hawala deals for extending the support to criminals.