Head of Financial Scams wing investigating his own brother? CBI denies allegations

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IPS officer Rajiv Singh of the Tripura cadre, Joint Director in the Banking and Securities Frauds Section of the CBI, is facing allegations of interfering in the investigation of a bank scam involving his brother.

Rajiv Singh, Joint Director in the Banking and Securities Frauds Section

Some within the agency point out that Rajiv Singh's brother, Sanjiv Singh, is accused of swindling Allahabad Bank's branch in Ranchi of Rs. 6 crores. The Singhs' family home in Hazaribagh of Jharkhand was also raided a year ago when the CBI first registered a case against him.

Some CBI officers also allege that at that time, Rajiv Singh reached out to colleagues in the CBI who raided his family home and other locations to collect evidence against his brother, according to an NDTV report.

A complaint submitted to top officials of the Chief Vigilance Office claims these colleagues immediately alerted then CBI director Anil Sinha about the impropriety of such interventions. Rajiv Singh's new position could interfere with progress, it claimed.

The case is yet to be chargesheeted.

However, CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal told NDTV, "It is stated that Rajiv Singh (Joint Director, CBI) - or the Zone/Branch he is heading - is not handling the case in question. Allegations of any interference on part of Sh Rajiv Singh in the said case is totally unfounded and incorrect. The allegations are strongly denied."

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