Shashi Shekhar, a senior ED official, amassed Rs 2.3 cr during 1991-2017.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case against an assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Bihar’s Patna, ANI reported. As per the report, Shashi Shekhar, a senior ED official, amassed Rs 2.3 cr during 1991-2017. As per a FIR, earlier registered by CBI, Shashi Shekhar had allegedly taken bribes to the tune of Rs 10 lakh, Hindustan Times reports. The ED official allegedly lodged his money with a Kolkata-based businessman, Raj Kumar Agarwal with an intention to take them back as lawful income at a later date.
In another case against an ED official, CBI had arrested a former assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate for allegedly demanding a bribe from an accused in the National Rural Health Mission scam. The accused, NB Singh, who was posted in the Lucknow office of the ED, along with middleman Subhash was allegedly threatening to attach the properties of the accused. The duo had demanded a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to take a lenient view of the matter.
CBI laid a trap and the duo was arrested while allegedly taking Rs 4 lakh as a part payment of the bribe, PTI reports. Singh was an official of Central Excise and Customs service and was posted with the ED. The official was handling certain cases related the NRHM scam.