The Central Bureau of Investigation had registered a case against officials of Chennai Customs and others U/s 120-B r/w 420 IPC and Sec. 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegation that during the period May-June, 2011, the Customs officials conspired with a private firm based at Chennai & others and in pursuance of the same, the Chennai Customs Officials sanctioned fraudulent & false claims of Refund made by the firm. A cheque for Rs.1,19,95,259/- was issued to firm and thus caused a wrongful loss to Customs Department & corresponding wrongful gain to the firm.
During the course of investigation, searches were conducted at various places. Cash of Rs.28.20 lakh, fixed deposits for a value of Rs.83 lakh and documents of house valued around Rs.25 lakh were recovered from the residence of a Dy.Commissioner of Customs.
Further investigation is continuing.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 06.01.2012