New Delhi, Feb. 4: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a proclaimed offender in a “false export documents” case which allegedly resulted in a loss of approximately Rs. 4 crore to Government.
CBI had registered a case on the allegation that 18 Duty Entitlement Pass Book (DEPB) scrips were obtained by some unscrupulous persons from the office of the Joint Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Mumbai and New Delhi in the names of fictitious companies by submitting forged and false export documents, including shipping bills and Bank Realisation Certificates. These DEPB scrips were sold by the accused persons to various parties that dishonestly utilized these documents for import of goods.
After investigation of the case, a chargesheet was filed by the CBI in March 2002 in the Court of Special Judge, Mumbai under section 120-B IPC read with sections 420, 467, 468 & 471 of IPC and Section 13(2) read with sections 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against 8 accused persons, including the absconder and one private firm based in Mumbai.
The person arrested, who had been absconding, was declared a proclaimed Offender on July 5, 2014 by the trial Court. The CBI traced the accused and arrested him in Kolkata on February 2.