CBI ARRESTS A COMMISSIONER OF GST & CENTRAL EXCISE AND EIGHT OTHERS IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE ; SEARCHES CONDUCTED AT DELHI & KANPUR
New Delhi, 03.02.2018
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Commissioner (an IRS Officer of 1986 Batch), GST & Central Excise, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh); two Superintendents & an official, all working in GST & Central Excise Commissionrate, Kanpur and five private persons including Director of a private firm based at Kanpur, middlemen & others in an alleged bribery case.
CBI has registered a case on 02.02.2018 against a Commissioner (IRS-1986), GST & Central Excise, Kanpur and 3 Superintendents of GST & Central Excise Commissionrate, Kanpur and 6 private persons including a Director of a private firm based at Kanpur (UP) u/s 120 B of IPC r/w sections 7, 11 & 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, illegal gratification, etc. It was alleged that the Commissioner was taking periodic updates from his superintendents, regarding receipt of the illegal gratification from various private parties. It was further alleged that these pertained to either monthly or quarterly payments for not taking action by the Central Excise Department on such private parties and further such collection also pertained, on a case-to-case basis, to the assistance required by various private parties by the Central Excise Department.
CBI laid a trap and apprehended the accused who had received the bribe of Rs. 1.5 Lakh on behalf of Commissioner and also the private accused who gave the said bribe to public servants. The bribe money was also recovered.
Searches were conducted at the premises of accused persons including public servants, private persons, middlemen, etc at Kanpur and Delhi which led to recovery of cash Rs.58 Lakh(approx.) and several incriminating documents including diaries, pendrives and documents of properties worth Crores.
All the arrested accused are being produced today in the Designated Court at Lucknow and Delhi.