Central Bureau of Investigation
CBI Arrests Preventive Officer of Customs in an On-Going Investigation of A Disproportionate Assets Case, and Recovers Rs.1,18,50,000/-
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Preventive Officer of Customs, Goa in an on-going investigation of disproportionate assets case. His father (private person) was also arrested.
A case was registered against the Preventive Officer of Customs, Goa u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1) (b) of Prevention of Corruption Act as amended in 2018 for possession of Disproportionate Assets of approximate Rs. 19,04,261/- (53.16%). It was alleged that within 8 years of service, the Preventive Officer, presently serving in Vigilance Department of Goa Customs, was in possession of a flat costing Rs. 49 lakh(approx); PPF balance & Mutual Funds worth Rs.8.82 lakh(approx) and other assets etc. It was also alleged that huge amounts were transferred by the accused to different individuals / close relatives including his father, amounting to Rs. 15.15 lakh (approx) through bank accounts itself.Huge cash deposits of around Rs. 10 lakh were also allegedly made at a bank in Vasco by the accused into his father’s account as well as that of his close relatives.
During investigation, it was revealed that the father of the public servant had allegedly withdrawn cash of Rs.1.19 crore (approx.) from his bank account at Daltonganj (Jharkhand) and hid the amount elsewhere, after CBI searched the premises of accused. Based on the disclosures made by the accused persons in custody, two (02) suitcases containing hidden currency notes of Rs.1,18,50,000/- were recovered.
The Jurisdictional Court has remanded both the arrested accused to 14 days Police Custody.
Further investigation is continuing.
CBI Press Release – New Delhi, 26.04.2019