CBI arrests own official probing Malhotra scam

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New Delhi, Mar 28 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have arrested one of its its own investigating officer probing the multi-million rupees land scam involving the alleged kingpin Ashok Malhotra and Delhi civic officials, while accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh.

The investigating officer, DK Thakur was arrested red-handed accepting the bribe for not registering a case of disproportionate assets against the wife of the accused.

Thakur was produced before the CBI Special Judge IK Kochhar, who remanded him to three days' CBI remand.

CBI found Rs 98,000 in cash and documents relating to properties and investments during searches at the inspector's residence.

Malhotra, in connivance with five Delhi Development Authority officials, fraudulently sold plots allotted to the underprivileged people in the Dhirpur resettlement colony and in Molarband area of the capital.

He was arrested in August last year and granted bail by the Delhi High Court earlier this month.


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