2G scam investigator dead

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 08, 2012 19:31 hrs

CBI officer Suresh Kumar Palsania, who was leading the investigations in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, died late last night.

Palsania, 44, was undergoing treatment for a serious illness and developed complications due to chest infection. He was serving as the deputy inspector general, Anti-Corruption Branch, CBI, Delhi.

Palsania was the man behind the entire 2G spectrum probe that led to chargesheets against A Raja, Kanimozhi and several other corporate honchos.

He also started the probe in connection with the irregularities in the Commonwealth Games.

He had recently travelled to Malaysia to investigate the Aircel-Maxis deal.

A 1996 batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre, Palsania was an engineering graduate. He joined the CBI in 2006. He was decorated with the police medal for meritorious services on Republic Day, 2012.

A P Singh, director, CBI who is at present attending the Interpol General Assembly Conference at Rome, said, “We are all devastated and crushed by the untimely demise of Palsania. He was one of the best officers in the CBI.”

He is survived by his wife and a son.

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