Officials reported on Sunday that the CBI had found about $1 crore in the Rajkot home of a senior Directorate General of Foreign Trade officer who had committed suicide by jumping from a window after being detained for reportedly accepting a bribe of $5 lakh.
DGFT Joint Director Jawri Mal Bishnoi was stationed in Rajkot, and during the search operation at his home, the CBI claimed to have found two bags carrying one crore rupees that were reportedly being thrown out of the house by his family members, the officials said.
The businessman was allegedly seeking a no-objection certificate (NOC) to export food cans, which would have allowed him to recover his bank guarantee of 50 lakh, and Bishnoi was allegedly receiving the first 5 lakh of the total 9 lakh demanded, according to the CBI. With this NOC, the businessman would have been able to retrieve his bank guarantee of 50 lakh.
Bishnoi (44) reportedly committed a fatal suicide one day after his arrest by jumping from his fourth-floor office as the agency was wrapping up its investigations, they claimed.
At the Rajkot police station in Pradyuman Nagar, an instance of accidental death was reported.
They claimed that this was just one of numerous instances where someone perished either as a result of a CBI trap operation or while they were in its custody.
Recently, the suspect police officer who was reportedly demanding a bribe passed away during a trap operation by the agency in Jammu.
Lalan Sheikh, the primary suspect in the West Bengal massacre at Rampurhat, is said to have killed seven CBI employees while they were in detention, according to the state police’s initial murder charges against them.
In conjunction with the alleged suicide of Sheikh, the agency had also suspended some officials.
Concerning the purported suicide of the DGFT officer, the CBI has not made any official statements.