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CBI books its own unknown officials

The CBI has registered an FIR against unknown officials of its Anti-Corruption Branch-III and others for allegedly being part of a conspiracy to favour a Mumbai-based businessman, who was a co-accused in a disproportionate assets case.

Those arraigned are Rakesh Tiwari, a resident of Delhi, Neeraj Raja Kochar of Viraj Profiles Limited and his employee Deepak Sakkarwal. The agency, in the FIR lodged on Tuesday, alleged that middleman Tiwari was in contact with “officers working in AC-III branch” of the CBI. The probe pertains to another FIR filed by the CBI in July 2017, against IRS official Vivek Batra, then posted with Mumbai’s Income Tax Department, his wife Priyanka and others. The accused official had invested ill-gotten wealth in Kochar’s Viraj Profiles. Earlier in another case, the investigating officers had summoned Kochar and his employees. Tiwari allegedly accepted money from Kochar, for inducing CBI officials.

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