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Police officer investigating Chanda Kochhar case transferred

Justifying the transfer, the CBI pinned the blame on the officer for keeping the preliminary inquiry pending without any reason
Superintendent of police Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra was transferred to Ranchi, a day after filing the FIR in the case against former ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak and Videocon group MD Venugopal Dhoot on January 22.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 27.01.19, 11:46 AM

The CBI has transferred the investigating officer in the ICICI Bank case as its 'discreet inquiry' suggested his role in leaking information related to searches, officials said on Sunday.

Superintendent of police Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra was transferred to Ranchi, a day after filing the FIR in the case against former ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak and Videocon group MD Venugopal Dhoot on January 22, they said.

The agency had carried out searches at multiple locations after the charge of the case was given to new Investigating officer Mohit Gupta, they said.

Justifying the transfer, the CBI pinned the blame on Mishra for keeping the preliminary inquiry pending without any reasons, they said.

Immediately after the registration of the case, the searches were proposed, they said.

However, it was suspected that there was a possibility of information regarding the searches being leaked, the officials claimed.

'A discreet inquiry was conducted and the role of Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra was strongly suspected. Hence he has been transferred,' he said.

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