CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST THEN IGP (WEST ZONE), COIMBATORE(TAMILNADU) AND FOUR OTHERS IN AN ALLEGED CORRUPTION CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 29.05.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a Charge sheet against, then Inspector General of Police, West Zone, Coimbatore (Tamilnadu); then Dy. Supdt. of Police, Tirupur Town, Tirupur; then Inspector of Police, CCB, Tirupur; two private persons U/s 120-B r/w 347, 384, 506(i), 507 IPC and Sec. 8, 10, 13 (2) r/w 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in the Court of Special Judge for CBI cases, Coimbatore.

 

            CBI took up the investigation of a case against a DSP & two Inspectors of Police on 15.06.2011 on the directions of Hon’ble High Court of Madras on the allegations that the accused had entered into criminal conspiracy, demanding Rs.10 Crores from 3 accused in the cheating case being investigated by Central Crime Branch (CCB), Tirupur and extorted money to the tune of Rs.3.10 Crores by criminally intimidating, wrongfully confining certain individuals.

 

            Searches were conducted in the houses of the said officers & that of Inspector General of Police and two private individuals in the course of investigation.

 

            Investigation revealed that the said officers had allegedly abused their official position, criminally intimidated and extorted money from the Directors of Private Companies against whom there was a case of cheating depositors to the tune of Rs. 870.10 Crores(approx).

 

            Investigation to locate the crime proceeds is continuing.

 

            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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