New Delhi, Dec 18 (UNI) The CBI has registered cases against one of its DSPs and a Customs Department officer, and conducted searches at seven places in Delhi and Mumbai today.
A case was registered against Deputy Superintendent of Police (Economic Offences Wing) D K Barik and Appraiser (Customs Department) Ravinder Kumar following allegations that the DSP had been obtaining favours from Kumar who is an accused in two of the cases being investigated by the agency, a spokesperson said.
The appraiser had been allegedly financing the travel of Barik and his relatives to various places in the country. Expenditure in lakhs was incurred on these journeys which included purchase of air tickets besides boarding and lodging.
Barik, who has put in ten years of service, had also helped the Customs Appraiser by passing on information relating to the developments in the cases being investigated against him, the spokesperson said. The DSP was found to have used his personal influence with senior officers of the Customs Department for Kumar's transfer from Delhi to Mumbai, which was effected within a day.
Meanwhile, during searches at seven places in Delhi and Mumbai, several incriminating documents have been recovered, which were being scrutinised.