Central Bureau of Investigation
FOUR YEARS IMPRISONMENT TO TWO OFFICIALS OF CUSTOMS IN A BRIBERY CASE
New Delhi, 11.12.2020
The special Judge for CBI Cases, Bangalore has sentenced Shri Srinivas Prasad then Superintendent of Customs to undergo four years simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.30,000/- and Shri Lourdu Prabhu then Hawaldar to undergo four years simple imprisonment with fine of Rs.15,000/- in a bribery case.
CBI had registered a case on 13.10.2015 against Shri Srinivas Prasad, Superintendent of Customs and Shri Lourdu Prabhu Hawaldar both posted in the office of Commissioner of Customs, Devanahalli, Bangalore. It was alleged that both accused had demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.50,000/- from a passenger for release of his baggage containing laptops brought by him from Singapore. Both the accused were arrested. After investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 30.12.2015 against them.
The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted them.