CBI accused of slowing proceedings against Subhas Bhowmick

September 2nd, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Lawyers of famed soccer coach Subhas Bhowmick Tuesday accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of going slow on bribery and corruption cases filed against the former Indian team player.
Bhowmick, a central excise officer, was allegedly caught red-handed by CBI sleuths while taking bribe here Dec 2, 2005.

Lawyers Tamal Mukherjee and Sanjay Dasgupta alleged that the CBI had also filed a disproportionate assets case against Bhowmick.

The CBI had alleged that Bhowmick had amassed wealth not commensurate with his known sources of income during 1989-98.

“In the bribe case, the CBI has mentioned 27 witnesses. But it has so far produced only four. This proves that the agency is unwilling to wrap up the case fast. It is proceeding slowly,” the lawyers told mediapersons.

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