Saturday, 4 June 2016

CBI carries out searches; recovers Rs 26 lakh from MCD



CBI has carried out searches here in connection with its ongoing probe in the fake birth and death certificates allegedly being issued from various Municipal Corporations. 

The searches were carried out in Padam Nagar and Sangam Vihar area. 

"Cash of Rs 26 Lakh (approx) was recovered from the residential premises of then Sub-Register, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Incriminating documents including birth certificates and stamps, etc have also been recovered during searches," CBI spokesperson said. 

She said the agency had earlier carried out a joint surprise check at the office of Civil Line Zone of North MCD, Delhi on the allegations that fake birth and death certificates were being issued by certain officials of MCD in collusion with private touts. 

"During the course of surprise check, large numbers of certificates were found to have been issued by MCD officials in collusion with certain touts on the strength of fake orders purportedly issued from the SDM office Model Town and SDM office, Civil Line, Delhi on payment of alleged illegal gratification," she said. 

After the checks, CBI had registered a case June 22, 2015. 

"During course of investigation, the role of a Sub Registrar of MCD acting in collusion with three touts had come to notice. Consequently, searches were conducted which led to recovery of cash of Rs 26 lakh (approx) from her residential premises," she said.

SOURCE  - business-standard