//CBI files graft cases against four of its own

CBI files graft cases against four of its own


NEW DELHI: As part of its drive to deal with corruption in its ranks, the CBI on Thursday carried out searches at 11 places across three cities after registering a case against one of its additional superintendents of police and three other personnel in Mumbai for allegedly taking bribes.

The CBI alleged in its FIR that three officials — sub-inspector Sandeep Ramnath Chogle and constables Pramod Indurao Ranpise and G V Nair — had unduly helped an accused in a case that was being investigated by ASP Rajender Singh Panwar of the agency's crime branch in Mumbai.

The CBI suspects some cash deposits had been made through pay-in slips in the bank accounts of the two constables and the sub-inspector and his wife.

The agency claimed to have found bank transactions linking the accounts of the constables and the sub-inspector and his wife with Panwar, giving rise to suspicions that money was perhaps taken through the accounts of Chogle, Ranpise and Nair, the CBI said.

The FIR alleged that the accused in the CBI case was helped through two outsiders who functioned as "touts" between Panwar and his staff.