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ACB files closure report in ex-DIG bribery case

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PANAJI

The Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Directorate of Vigilance has filed a closure report in the alleged bribery case against the then deputy inspector-general of police (Goa) Vimal Anand Gupta and others.

According to sources, the ACB investigation has not found any evidence to prove the allegation of bribery as such a closure report (A-final) has been submitted before the Special Court, Panaji.

It may be recalled that in January last year the ACB had registered an FIR against IPS officer Gupta, lady police sub-inspector Devyani Ambekar and her husband and the police constable Chetan Morajkar in connection with an alleged bribery case.

The FIR was registered under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Gupta was in the eye of the storm after a bribery allegation was made against him over closing a departmental enquiry against Devyani. In December 2017, Devyani and Morajkar were suspended for allegedly influencing the outcome of the enquiry against Devyani while Gupta who was holding the post of Deputy Inspector General of Police (Goa) was transferred to Delhi. Devyani was then posted at the state police control room (SPCR) while Morajkar of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB)-Goa police was posted at the office of the DIG at police headquarters.

A complaint (pertaining to the inquiry of the incident of alleged bribery) was filed by the then ACB SP Bosco George. The matter was referred to the chief secretary, who is the Chief Vigilance Officer and following permission, the ACB had registered the FIR.

 

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