CBI FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINST THEN COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND TWO OTHERS FOR CAUSING AN ALLEGED LOSS OF RS.74.50 CRORE(APPROX) TO GOVERNMENT EXCHEQUER
The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against then Commissioner of Customs, ICD, Tughlakabad, Delhi; then Deputy Commissioner(DBK), ICD, Tughlakabad, Delhi and an Exporter (Private person) of Delhi for causing an alleged loss of Rs.74.50 crore (approx) to government exchequer.
A case was registered on 11.08.2015 U/s 120-B r/w 420 of IPC and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 against Commissioner, Customs ICD Tughlakabad, Delhi; the then Dy. Commissioner (DBK), ICD, Tughlakabad, Delhi; a private person of Delhi and other unknown public servants & unknown private persons on the allegations of showing favour to private companies in the release of duty drawback from ICD, Tughlakabad, Delhi and ICD, Patparganj, Delhi. It was further alleged that in order to favour the private person, the said public servants deliberately did not suspend the duty drawbacks of the firms immediately and ensured that the amounts claimed by the firms as duty drawback were transferred to their bank accounts. The act of the said public servants allegedly resulted into a wrongful revenue loss to the government and corresponding gain to the private parties.
Searches were conducted on 12.08.2015 at 9 places in Delhi, U.P & Haryana at the residential & official premises of the accused persons which led to recovery of a large number of incriminating documents and articles. After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet. The accused persons moved bail applications before the Designated Court, Delhi. After several hearings on the bail applications, the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Delhi rejected the bail applications on 06.10.2015. All the accused persons in the case are presently in Judicial custody.
The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.