The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Superintendent working in the Office of Commissioner of Central Excise, Thane-II, Mumbai, for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 45,000/- from the Complainant.
A case was registered against the Superintendent of Central Excise and an Inspector, both working in the Office of Commissioner of Central Excise, Thane-II, Mumbai on a complaint regarding demand of bribe for Rs.50,000/-.
It was alleged in the complaint that the Superintendent of Central Excise has issued notice to the complainant to clarify the duty on goods purchased by him. The Superintendent of Central Excise and the Inspector has demanded Rs. 50,000/- for taking back the said notice from the complainant. CBI laid a trap and the Superintendent was arrested while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 45,000/- from the Complainant.
Searches were conducted at the official & residential premises of the accused and recovered a cash of Rs.19 lakh(approx) & bank balance of Rs.42 lakh(approx).
An Inspector of Central Excise is on run and has not associated himself in investigation.
The arrested accused was produced today before the Special Court, Mumbai and remanded to CBI custody up to 18.03.2013.
Source- CBI press Release