//Anti-Corruption Bureau recommends CBI probe into Lucknow's RPO

Anti-Corruption Bureau recommends CBI probe into Lucknow's RPO

Zee News,

Lucknow, June 15: Uttar Pradesh police Anti- Corruption Bureau has decided to file cases against three police officials and a passport vendor and recommended a CBI probe into alleged corruption in the regional passport office here.

It investigated complaints of corruption against the RPO following a directive of President A P J Abdul Kalam and found that three policemen posted with the Kanpur Intelligence Unit and the vendor authorised to distribute passports were allegedly taking bribes.

The bureau said in a statement today that it had decided to file FIRs against them under various sections of the anti-corruption act and recommended a CBI inquiry as the RPO came under the central government.

It had also recommended departmental action against the Deputy Superintendent of Police R K Gautam "for failing to check his subordinates from indulging into corrupt practices", the statement said.

Some students of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur had sent an e-mail complaining of corruption at the RPO to Kalam who directed the state government to conduct an inquiry into the matter.