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A big achievement! CBI busts racket offering Rajya Sabha seats for Rs 100 crore, arrests four

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Monday, The Central Bureau of Investigation i.e. CBI has exposed such a big racket in the country, which used to cheat people in the name of getting Rajya Sabha seats and making them governors. In return, this racket used to collect Rs 100 crore from the people. This racket was spread in many states of the country. CBI has also arrested 4 people related to this racket. In this case , the probe agency had recently raided seven places in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

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Four accused have been booked in connection with the case, these named Karmalakar Premkumar Bandgar of Maharashtra, Ravindra Vithal Naik, resident of Karnataka, resident, Mahendra Pal Arora and Abhishek Bura, resident of Delhi, resident and other unidentified people. According to the information, the accused used to give false assurances to the people while running the racket that they would arrange Rajya Sabha seats for them, get the governor’s post or would get them appointed as chairpersons in government organizations or in various ministries-departments.

According to the information a official said that during the raid, one accused named Mohammad Ejaz Khan managed to escape after attacking the CBI officials. After that another FIR has been registered against the absconding accused at the local police station for assaulting the officials of the investigating agency, officials said.

According to the FIR, the CBI had received information that the accused would use the names of senior bureaucrats and political functionaries to influence customers who had approached them for any work, either directly or through middlemen like Abhishek Bura.In the FIR alleged that they conspired with “the sole ulterior motive of cheating private persons by falsely assuring them for arrangement of seats in Rajya Sabha, appointment as governor, appointment as chairman in different government-run organisations under central government ministries and departments against huge pecuniary consideration.”

All the accused have been booked for criminal conspiracy, cheating, and prevention of corruption act. The FIR also claimed that Bandgar pretended to be a senior CBI officer and threatened police officers at several police stations to do favours for people he knew or to sway investigations into open cases.

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