The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against the then Commissioner, Central Excise-Delhi-I; Superintendent, Central Excise, Delhi; a middleman(Private person) and two other private persons in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases in a bribery case. The Court has taken the cognizance of the said offences.

            A case was registered on 02.01.2012 for the offences of criminal conspiracy and bribery U/s. 120-B IPC and Sections 7, 8, 10, 12 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of P.C. Act, 1988 against the Commissioner, Central Excise, Delhi-I; Superintendent, Central Excise, Delhi; a middleman(Private person) and two other private persons in a bribery case. In pursuance of the FIR, cash of Rs. 2.96 Lakhs was recovered on the spot from the vehicle of Superintendent, Central Excise, Delhi and thereafter raids were conducted at residences & office of accused persons.

            Investigation so far revealed that the Commissioner & Superintendent, both of Central Excise, Delhi along with a middleman(Private person) hatched a conspiracy among themselves to get an illegal raid conducted on the godown premises at Rama Road in Karol Bagh, New Delhi of a mobile phone importer, with a view to extract illegal gratification. As a result, the Superintendent led the said raid and settled for a bribe of Rs. 60 lakhs. The mobile operator & his partner allegedly paid Rs. 40 Lakhs to the Superintendent of Central Excise which was collected by the middleman including a cheque of Rs. 20 lakhs for the balance amount.

            During investigation, CBI had arrested the Commissioner & Superintendent, both of Central Excise, Delhi and the middleman. Presently they are in Judicial Costody.

            After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet.

            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

Source- CBI

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