Dehradoon: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against a former Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) official and his three departmental juniors on the charges of allegedly taking illegal gratification from the candidates for selection as Constables and Head Constables in the border force. The recruitment process was conducted at ITBP’s Dehradun headquarters and Bareily sub-headquarters on March 14.

The CBI team raided office and residential places of the alleged persons at Dehradun, Chandigarh, Bareily and Delhi on Saturday. According to CBI officials, former ITBP DIG (Dehradun) Satpal, Deputy Commandant NR Shimrey, Assistant Commandant Somnath and Head Constable Virendar Kumar were booked. The agency questioned the alleged persons and recorded their statements.

According to sources, “CBI team during its raids at Dehradun headquarters recovered some important documents. Satpal’s gunner Virendar Kumar is believed to be the architect of the rip-off. He is likely to be arrested soon.”

CBI official said all four, being the members of a selection committee to select 84 Constables and Head Constables through rankers’ selection process, in which Satpal was the Chairman, obtained illegal gratification from the candidates to favour them. Constables were allegedly promoted to head constable position during the selection process.