CBI conducting inquiry into ‘lacking’ gold


New Delhi, December 12

The CBI has set up an internal inquiry after 103 kg gold worth Rs 43 crore, seized and sealed by it eight years ago, went missing, officials said.

The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu Crime Branch-CID police

to probe the case of “missing” gold, which left the country’s premier investigating agency red-faced.

The gold is part of 400.47-kg bullion and ornaments confiscated by the CBI when it carried out searches at the office of Surana Corporation Ltd in Chennai in 2012 in a case pertaining to alleged favours extended by officials of Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) to the firm in import of gold and silver.

“When this court expressed its opinion, as to why no FIR was registered for theft, the Special Public Prosecutor submitted that an internal enquiry is being conducted by the CBI in this regard. “When this court expressed its opinion, as to why no FIR was registered for theft, the Special Public Prosecutor submitted that an internal enquiry is being conducted by the CBI in this regard. He requested this court to give a direction to the CBI to register an FIR for theft and conduct investigation,” the Bench said. — PTI



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