CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS & OTHERS AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES
New Delhi, 10.10.2017
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Deputy Commissioner, Customs; an Appraiser; an Examining Officer, all of Air Cargo Complex, NSCBI Airport, Kolkata; a private person and unknown others on a complaint from Customs Department alleging that the Deputy Commissioner, Customs entered into a criminal conspiracy with an Appraiser and an Examining Officer of his department and some private persons. It was also alleged that in pursuance thereof, couriers/importers were illegally allowed to import items like cigarettes, steroids, hormone supplements, branded shoes, mobile phones, high-end watches and cameras etc. on the basis of false declaration given by the importers about the content of the consignments. In the said manipulations, the Customs officials allegedly facilitated the importers in paying minimal customs duty, thereby causing huge loss to the Government of India. It was further alleged that the DRI, Kolkata intercepted such mis-declared consignments worth around Rs. 188 crore (approx) in the month of June, 2017.
Searches were conducted today at 10 locations including Kolkata, North 24 Paraganas & Bihar at the premises of accused persons.
Further investigation is continuing.