Currency racket: Transfers for CCB staff every 2 years

After a few of its personnel were found to be involved in a currency conversion racket, the central crime branch (CCB) has decided to transfer all staff serving in the CCB every two years.

Published: 07th December 2017 02:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2017 10:22 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: After a few of its personnel were found to be involved in a currency conversion racket, the central crime branch (CCB) has decided to transfer all staff serving in the CCB every two years.

Sources in the Home Department told Express that all officials, including drivers, who have been in the branch for more than two years will be transferred to ensure that they do not develop vested interests. City police commissioner T Suneel Kumar told Express that he had sought a list of officials who have been working in CCB for the past many years.

The CCB is considered to be a specialised wing within the city police set-up to handle investigation in important, sensitive and complex cases. Officials in the CCB report to Joint Commissioner of Police.
Three CCB officials were suspended after their involvement in extortion of demonetised currency. On Wednesday, the CCB officials conducted searches at the residences of suspended officials. The audit showed that `1.4 crore in demonetised currency had been missing from the strong room. The custodian (the immediate senior police officer) has not filed a complaint yet.

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