Bengaluru: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested four accused for allegedly trying to cheat by making false promises of governorship and Rajya Sabha seats.
The arrests took place after searches conducted at seven locations including in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka, which led to the recovery of incriminating material, including WhatsApp conversations and other evidence, the agency said in a statement.
It was alleged that the accused, a resident of Latur (Maharashtra) falsely impersonated himself as a senior CBI officer (claiming to be posted at CBI HQ, New Delhi) and entered into a conspiracy with other accused, for cheating private persons by falsely assuring them for the arrangement of seats in Rajya Sabha, appointment as Governor, appointment as Chairman in different government-run organizations under central government Central ministries and departments against huge pecuniary considerations.
The case was registered on July 15 against five accused residents of Latur (Maharashtra), New Delhi, Ghaziabad and Mumbai, and Belagavi, it said.
The arrested persons were produced before the Competent Court in Delhi on July 22 and 23.
Presently, the accused are on bail.