‘Middlemen’s gang busted with arrest of OSD’

Gupta was allegedly collecting bribes from transporters on the officer’s behalf.

Published: 11th February 2020 07:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2020 07:47 AM   |  A+A-

CBI Headquarters.

CBI Headquarters (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  The arrest of Gopal Krishna Madhav, an officer on special duty (OSD) to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and a middleman by the CBI, ahead of the Delhi polls, helped bust a ‘gang of middlemen” active in the GST Department, an official source said on Monday.

The CBI source said, “During questioning of accused GST Officer Madhav and middleman Dheeraj Gupta, we came to know about the gang active in the Tax Department, following which the agency directed a number of other Goods and Services Tax GST) officers and an IAS officer to join the investigation.”

The CBI had arrested Gupta, a resident of Delhi, on Wednesday in the bribery case involving R2.26 lakh. Gupta allegedly told investigators that he was collecting the bribe for Madhav, a Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Island Civil Service cadre officer.

Gupta was allegedly collecting bribes from transporters on the officer’s behalf. Madhav, arrested on Thursday, in turn, pointed to IAS officer Udit Prakash Rai’s involvement, following which the CBI searched the latter’s residence and office.

The source said the central agency had not found Sisodia’s involvement in the case so far.

With agency inputs

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