CBI FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINST THEN JOINT DIRECTOR, ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE AND NINE OTHERS INTO THE MATTER OF ALLEGED CRICKET BETTING CASE

Press Release
New Delhi, 20.04.2017

      The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) U/s 120-B of IPC r/w 7, 8, 9, 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 and substantive offences thereof against the then Joint Director, ED; then Assistant Director, ED, Ahmedabad and 08 private persons, residents of Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow & Ahmedabad into the matter of alleged Cricket Betting Case.

      A case was registered U/s 120-B of IPC r/w 7, 12 & 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 on 22.09.2015 on a complaint from Enforcement Directorate, New Delhi against then Joint Director, ED, Ahmedabad (an Officer of IRS, Customs & Central Excise 2000 Batch) and other unknown public servants & private persons on the allegations that then Joint Director and others took huge amount of bribes for acts of omission and commission during investigation of PMLA investigations into Cricket Betting and other Cases. Searches were conducted on 23.09.2015 at the office & residences of accused & suspected persons. Further searches were also conducted during investigation at the premises of accused in Mumbai, Ahmedabad & New Delhi during August, 2016.

      During investigation, three accused, residents of Mumbai, Delhi & Ahmedabad were arrested on 22.8.2016 & other accused resident of Lucknow was arrested on 5.11.2016 and they have been enlarged on bail. The then Joint Director, then Assistant Director of ED and two private persons residents of Mumbai & Ahmedabad were arrested on 20.02.2017 and are presently in judicial custody.

      Further investigation in the case is in progress.

      The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.


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