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Not singling out NDTV, other cases on source info too: CBI

Under attack for acting against NDTV and its promoters on the basis of a private complaint, the CBI on Monday said about six of the 10 cases registered against employees of private banks were based on "private and source information".

The agency is probing over 100 cases related to bank fraud involving funds to the tune of about Rs 35,000 crore.

The 10 cases are included in this, an agency spokesperson said.

In the last three years, Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) spokesperson R K Gaur said, 171 cases were registered to look into alleged bank frauds. A preliminary enquiry (PE) was registered in 11 cases, 6.4 per cent of the total. A PE precedes an FIR.

"We have registered 10 cases against private bank employees which include six cases registered on the basis of private and source information," he said in response to a query.

The CBI has been facing criticism for allegedly singling out NDTV in filing a corruption case against it on the basis of a private complaint.

The case pertains to a loan which has already been paid by the company in 2009 and there was no complaint from the bank.

The CBI registered an FIR on the basis of a complaint by Sanjay Dutt, a shareholder of NDTV and ICICI Bank.

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