CBI arrests two ED officials in Gujarat for accepting bribe to settle a money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate was inquiring against the castor oil company under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for defrauding Bank of Baroda of Rs 104 crore

CBI arrests two ED officials in Gujarat for accepting bribe to settle a money laundering case
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The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested a deputy director and an assistant director of Enforcement Directorate from Ahmedabad while Rs 5 lakh was being delivered to them through courier as part payment of Rs 75 lakh demanded by them to settle a money laundering case against owners of a castor oil company.

Paresh Patel and his son Hardik Patel, owners of Messers HM Industries Pvt Ltd of Kapadvanj, which deals in castor oil, had given a written complaint to the CBI that ED’s deputy director P K Singh and assistant director Bhuvanesh Kumar had demanded Rs 75 lakh as bribe money to settle a money laundering case against them.

The Enforcement Directorate was inquiring against the castor oil company under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for defrauding Bank of Baroda of Rs 104 crore

The Enforcement Directorate officers had summoned the owner and his son to appear before them at the ED office in Ahmedabad and had demanded Rs 75 lakh from them to settle the case in their favour.

The ED officers had also made WhatApp calls to them asking them to send Rs 5 lakh through courier to a person in Delhi and then meet them in the ED office in Ahmedabad.


Following this, the businessman and his son gave a written complaint to CBI’s deputy superintendent SS Bhadoria on June 28.

The CBI arrested the two ED officers after the Rs 5 lakh was delivered by the courier.

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