CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST A COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND OTHERS FOR CAUSING AN ALLEGED LOSS OF RS.74.61 CRORES (APPROX) TO GOVERNMENT EXCHEQUER
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Commissioner of Customs, ICD, Tughlakabad, Delhi; the then Dy. Commissioner, ICD, Tughlakabad, Delhi and a private person of Delhi on the allegations of showing favour to private companies in the release of duty drawback from ICD, Tughlakabad, Delhi and ICD, Patparganj, Delhi.
It is further alleged that in order to favour the private person, the said public servants deliberately did not suspend the duty drawback of the firms immediately and ensured that the amounts claimed by the firms as duty drawback are transferred to their bank accounts. The act of the said public servants allegedly resulted into a wrongful revenue loss of Rs.74.61 crores(approx) to the government and corresponding gain to the private parties.
Searches are being conducted today at 9 places in Delhi, U.P. & Haryana which led to recovery of a large number of incriminating documents and articles.
Further investigation is continuing.