CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST FOUR OFFICIALS OF CUSTOMS & ONE DRI OFFICIAL IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE; CONDUCTS SEARCHES

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against four officials of the Customs Department & a Deputy Director, DRI; one Representative of a Kolkata-based private firm 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.

Searches have been conducted at the premises of accused persons at various places in Kolkata; Mumbai; Delhi and Punjab. Cash, property documents and other incriminating documents were recovered.

Investigation is continuing.

Press Release
New Delhi , 09.01.2013

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