Ex-ED official arrested for taking bribery in IPL betting scam


CBI_HeadquartersIRS officer, JP Singh who worked as a Joint Director in Enforcement Directorate has been arrested by CBI for allegedly receiving bribes at the time of investigating a corruption case involving Indian Premier League betting scandal as well as Rs 5,000-crore money laundering case against an alleged hawala operator Afroz Fatta.

Along with the IRS officer, CBI has also arrested enforcement officer Sanjay and two private persons– Vimal Aggarwal and Chandresh Patel.

The officer, a 2000-batch Indian Revenue Services of the Customs and Excise wing, was being probed by CBI on the basis of a complaint received from the ED.

The CBI in the investigation said, “It has been alleged that certain officers of Enforcement Directorate while investigating the cases of money laundering in betting and other such activities have allegedly demanded and accepted huge illegal gratification from the accused and suspect persons in the said cases.”

The CBI also said that the officers involved in the multi-crore scams received huge bribes which were unscrupulously accepted by them.

Meanwhile, JP Singh has been booked under the provisions of criminal conspiracy and bribery under Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act.