THREE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF RS.1.20 LAKH TO THEN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS IN A CBI CASE

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ernakulam (Kerala) has sentenced Shri K.S. Chandrasekhar, then Assistant Commissioner of Customs, Air Cargo Complex, Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, Ernakulam(Kerala) to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.1,20,000/-.

CBI had registered a case against  Shri K.S. Chandrasekhar, Assistant Commissioner of Customs, Air Cargo Complex, CIAL, Ernakulam and others on the allegations that the accused entered into conspiracy  with others  during  March 2008 to July, 2008 and fraudulently misappropriated electronic items viz. Plasma TV and  Music Sound System received from Kuwait as gift for a Trichur based resident. Shri K.S. Chandrasekhar, Assistant Commissioner did not release the said items to the consignee on the grounds that the consignee would pay duty/fine more than Rs.One Lakh which would be more than the price of the said items and thereby made the consignee to abandon the said items. The said electronic items were claimed as used items and got released  under Transfer of Residence Rule by paying a customs duty of Rs.4635/- showing the value of the electronic items as Rs.30,000/-. The electronic items were transported to the wife of Shri Chandrasekhar, Assistant Commissioner at Bangalore. The accused used the said items as his household articles till its seizure by CBI from his residence on 05.01.2012.  

After investigation, a chargesheet was filed on 31.05.2018 against Shri K.S. Chandrasekhar, the then Assistant Commissioner of  Customs, Air Cargo Complex, Ernakulam and two private persons before the Court of Special Judge-I, CBI, Ernakulam on 31.05.2013

The Trial Court found the said accused guilty and convicted him. Two private persons were acquitted by the Court.

CBI Press Release – Dated: 11.03.2022

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