CBI DSP, Inspector and a Lawyer Arrested on Graft Charge

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A CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) R.K. Rishi, Inspector Kapil Dhankad & a Lawyer have been arrested by the agency on graft charge.

The arrested Advocate has been identified as Manohar Malik.

An Official said that “Searches have also been conducted in two premises of the accused DSP in UP’s Deoband & Roorkee in Uttarakhand”.

The agency had earlier booked DSPs R.K. Rishi & R.K. Sangwan, Inspector Dhankad & steno Samir Kumar Singh; & lawyers, Manohar Malik & Arvind Kumar Gupta.

Mandeep Kaur Dhillon, additional director of Shree Shyam Pulp & Board Mills Private Limited; & Sujay & Uday Desai, directors of Frost International Private Limited, were also named as accused in the case.

Inspector Dhankad, from the banking sector, was on deputation with the agency.

Last week, the CBI had carried out searches in Delhi, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Noida, Meerut & Kanpur. The agency alleged that its four officials & personnel were involved in extending favours to companies under investigation in bank fraud cases.

It was alleged that in the case of Shree Shyam Pulp & Board Mills, the previous investigating officer, DSP Sangwan, offered & paid ₹10 lakh — on behalf of the company’s additional director — to the Inspector, for confidential information related to the probe.

In Jan 2020, the CBI had registered a case against Frost International & fourteen others for alleged bank fraud involving about ₹3,600 crores.

The CBI alleged that DSP Rishi paid ₹10 lakh to the Inspector on behalf of the Desais, for favours. The DSP received ₹15 lakh twice through the two advocates to get favours for a Chandigarh-based company, against which corruption charge was being probed.

Inspector Dhankad got ₹2.5 lakh from Gupta twice, for having brokered the deal via Rishi, alleged the CBI.

The accused steno also shared details of several other cases, including confidential notes & directions, with the two accused DSPs for monetary gains, as mentioned in the FIR. 

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