CBI busts racket promising governorship, Rajya Sabha seats for Rs 100 cr
25 July, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) detained four people on Monday for allegedly duping other people by promising them seats in the Rajya Sabha and appointments as Governors in exchange for a...
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) detained four people on Monday for allegedly duping other people by promising them seats in the Rajya Sabha and appointments as Governors in exchange for a big sum of money worth Rs 100 crore.
The defendants have been named as Kamalakar Premkumar Bandgar, Abhishek Boora, Mohammed Aijaz Khan, Ravindra Vithal Naik, and others.
The CBI stated in the FIR that they received information that a man identified as Kamalakar Premkumar Bandgar of Maharashtra, falsely posing as a CBI officer posted at CBI HQ, New Delhi, had entered into a criminal conspiracy with others with the sole ulterior motive of defrauding private persons by falsely assuring them for the arrangement of seats in Rajya Sabha, appointment as Governors, and appointment as Chairmen in various government-run organisations under central government.
According to sources, Kamalakar was conspiring with his colleagues to defraud people by promising them a Rajya Sabha seat in exchange for a big sum of money in the region of Rs 100 crore.
According to sources, the gang frequently dropped names of senior bureaucrats and political functionaries to impress clients approaching them for work either directly or through a middleman like Abhishek Boora. Kamalakar Premkumar Bandgar, falsely impersonating as senior CBI officers, has been threatening officers posted in police stations for showing favour to some person known to him, in order to influence the investigation of ongoing cases.