CBI ARRESTS A DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DRI; A SUPERINTENDENT OF CUSTOMS AND A PRIVATE PERSON IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE; RECOVERS A CASH OF RS.35 LAKH (APPROX)
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Deputy Director of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence; a Superintendent of Customs and a representative of a Kolkata-based private firm in an alleged bribery case.
The arrested accused persons were produced today before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi and were remanded to five days police custody.
A case was registered by CBI against four officials of the Customs Departments; a Deputy Director, DRI; one Representative of a Kolkata-based private firm and others in an alleged bribery case, for processing import/export-related work of a private firm based at Kolkata.
It was alleged that some officers of the Customs Department & DRI posted at Kolkata; Mumbai & Delhi and others conspired with private persons in the matter of obtaining permission of the competent authority for allowing a firm to transport consignments from Kolkata Port by Railway rake to Nepal through Jigbani (Bihar), in lieu of illegal gratification.
Cash of Rs.35 lakh (approx) etc and incriminating documents were recovered from the premises of the accused persons during the searches.
Investigation is in progress.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 11.01.2013