CBI Arrests Four Accused Including A Deputy Commissioner of Customs; A Superintendent & Private Persons In An on-Going Investigation of Two Separate Cases

Central Bureau of Investigation

Press Release

New Delhi, 21.10.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested a Dy. Commissioner of Customs and an exporter in an on-going investigation of a case. CBI had registered a case on 22.12.2017 on a complaint received from Customs & Central Excise, Kolkata on the allegations that the said accused in connivance with other accused had forged export related documents, used those documents as genuine and obtained huge amount of Duty Drawback against false export of Gaskets to Bangladesh in 2014 in the name of fictitious firms.

In another case, CBI has today arrested a Superintendent of Customs and a private person in an on-going investigation of a case registered earlier on the allegations of exporting and attempting to export a total 240 MTs of Red Sanders, a prohibited item valued Rs. 100 crore (approx.) through N.S. Dock, Kolkata Port in 2016. CBI had registered the said case on 23.12.2017 on a complaint received from the Customs & Central Excise, Kolkata.

All the arrested accused will be produced tomorrow before the Competent Court, Kolkata.

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