IPL betting scam: ED raids its former joint director
The Enforcement Directorate conducted searches against its former joint director in connection with its money laundering probe for allegedly taking bribe to favour the accused in the IPL betting scam.
Searches were conducted in nine locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Gujarat. During the operation the ED recovered around Rs 1.63 lakh. The ED had registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act based on a CBI FIR.
The ED's Ahmedabad unit was also probing Rs 5,000 crore money laundering case against the alleged hawala operator Afroz Fatta. The CBI claimed that huge bribe amount was allegedly taken by these officers as quid pro quo for various acts of omission and commission.
The ED had been receiving several complaints from various sources about the alleged demand for bribe by senior officials of its Ahmedabad unit.