New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an absconding Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Mundra in an on-going investigation of a case relating to alleged bribery of Rs. 20 lakh.
The accused, arrested on Wednesday (27 September 2017), will be produced before the Special CBI Court, Ahmedabad on Thursday.
CBI had registered a case against the Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Mundra and another person on 18 September 2017 for demanding a bribe of Rs.30 lakh from the complainant, who was working as CHA.
It was alleged that the complainant’s company was engaged by an Ahmedabad firm and one of the import consignments of this firm was found to be containing 27 KGs of Gold in July, 2017.
During investigation of the case, the Deputy Commissioner of Customs allegedly demanded Rs.40 lakh to clear the names of the relatives of the complainant, including his wife. After negotiation, the demand was reduced to Rs.30 lakh and complainant was allegedly forced to pay Rs.10 lakh in July this year.
It was further alleged that the Deputy Commissioner contacted the complainant on different occasions for delivery of balance of Rs.20 lakh as gratification and asked the complainant to deliver the said gratification to contact person. CBI laid a trap and arrested the private person on 19 September while accepting gratification of Rs.20 lakh on behalf of the accused Deputy Commissioner of Customs. The Deputy Commissioner of Customs had been absconding since then.
Former Garrison Engineer sentenced 7 years RI
In another case of corruption, the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Hyderabad has sentenced Anil Kumar Kohli, a former Garrison Engineer, MES, Secunderabad to undergo Seven Years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.16,00,000/- in a Disproportionate Assets case.
This case was registered on 20 March 2002 on the allegations that the accused was in possession of disproportionate assets. After investigation, a chargesheet was filed against the accused on 30 September 2003 for possessing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs. 64.48 lakh.
The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.