CBI lodges case against sr IAS officer; conducts searches
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 23:42
  
Jaipur/New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday registered a case against a senior IAS officer for allegedly conspiring to help a history sheeter in getting a passport despite pending criminal cases against him.

The case was registered against Sanjay Dixit, Director of Horticulture Department and Secretary of Rajasthan Cricket Association under different Sections of IPC and the Passport Act, a CBI official said.

He said the public servant, while holding the post of Secretary to Government of Rajasthan (Department of Horticulture) Jaipur, entered into a criminal conspiracy with a person from the city and issued a verification certificate dated July 3, 2007 in the name of the history sheeter Ranjeet Singh, which contained false and misleading declaration about his good character.

The accused person (Singh) was not eligible for the same as he was facing 20 criminal cases. "In these cases, he had, either been convicted or trials were pending or the cases were under investigation against him. He had been declared as history sheeter," a CBI spokesperson said here.

This led to issuance of Passport bearing No G-3387042 dated July 5, 2007 by the Regional Passport Office, Jaipur, under Tatkal Scheme to go abroad, he said.

Following the registration of the case, CBI sleuths conducted searches at residential and official premises of both the accused at Jaipur, Tonk (in Rajasthan) and Lucknow.

"Incriminating documents showing nexus of the IAS Officer with the passport holder have been recovered," the spokesperson said, adding "further investigation is continuing."

According to another official, a team of 35 sleuths led by CBI Superintendent of Police R D Kallia conducted the searches.

Dixit, who is the Director of Horticulture Department and Secretary of Rajasthan Cricket Association also, allegedly used his office for verifying the certificate of the history sheeter for securing the latter's passport in July 2007.

The case was registered on the direction of the Rajasthan High Court.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 23:42


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