Two IFS officers booked for financial irregularities

July 6th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Two Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers, one retired and the other serving, have been booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly misusing their official position. Three cases have been filed in a special CBI court here against Rakesh Kumar, a retired IFS officer, and Madhup Mohta, currently posted at the High Commission in London.

“The two have been accused of financial irregularities during their stint with the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) in 2004 and 2005,” a CBI official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Kumar and Mohta were respectively director general and deputy director general in the ICCR

In the first case, they have been accused of fraudulently giving a tender of creating the council’s official website and an audio-video CD in 2004.

Similarly, two other contracts were awarded to companies without issuing proper tenders and inviting bids.

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