The government has suspended two deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly running an organized “bribe-for-relief” racket within the central investigation agency.

The accused DSPs, RK Sangwan and RK Rishi’s involvement came to light three weeks ago, a report stated.

The two accused have been running a racket since 2018 and leaking confidential information to a few companies that were being investigated by the CBI for bank frauds.

They were assisted in their motives by inspector Kapil Dhankad and stenographer Sameer Kumar Singh.

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The agency’s department of personnel and training suspended them on the recommendation of the agency chief last month.

According to sources in CBI, RK Rishi and inspector Kapil Dhankad took bribes worth Rs 30 lakh and Rs 25 lakh respectively apart from favours extended to them by at least three companies.

While the agency arrested Rishi, Dhankad and Singh were suspended by the CBI director.

The CBI in its FIR named four of its officers, two advocates and office-bearers of a couple of companies.

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