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CBI raids 23 locations in Bengal, Jharkhand in graft case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday conducted raids at 23 locations in and in connection with a graft case registered against the Principal Commissioner of and others, an official said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took the step against Principal Commissioner Tapas Kumar Dutta, posted in Ranchi, and three of his colleagues following allegations of criminal conspiracy.

They were accused of favouring private persons and companies in the matter of taxes and for taking illegal gratification.

The raids took place at 18 residential and office premises of the accused in Kolkata and five places in Ranchi in Jharkhand, a official said.

"It is alleged that Dutta and three other officials conspired with six private persons, including a chartered accountant, and some unidentified persons," the official added.

The CBI officers questioned Dutta at the IT office in Ranchi. Sources in the know of things said the raids were related to hawala transactions.



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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 13:10 IST