CBI ARRESTS A SUPERINTENDENT OF CGST AND THREE PRIVATE PERSONS IN A BRIBERY CASE; RECOVERS Rs. 12 LAKH ALLEGED BRIBERY AMOUNT AND Rs. 30 LAKH (APPROX.) DURING SEARCHES

Press Release | Dated:  26.03.2021

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Superintendent, CGST, Mumbai South, Air India Building, Nariman Point, Mumbai (Maharashtra) and three private persons including Chartered Accountants in a bribery case.

A case was registered against a Superintendent, CGST, Mumbai South, Air India Building, Nariman Point, Mumbai (Maharashtra) on the allegations that the accused demanded Rs. 15 lakh as undue advantage from the complainant for not enhancing his GST evasion/tax lability and for not arresting him in the same matter. It was further alleged that the said Superintendent CGST had instructed a Chartered Accountant to collect the bribe from the complainant on his behalf. During trap, an employee of said Chartered Accountant was caught while accepting bribe of Rs. 7 lakh from the complainant. In the meantime, another Chartered Accountant was also caught while delivering an amount of Rs. 5 lakh to the said employee on the instructions of his CA, who in turn was also allegedly instructed by the said Superintendent to collect the same. The Superintendent fled out of Mumbai to avoid investigation, but was apprehended from Delhi.

Searches were conducted at 06 premises including residential & office of the said accused persons at Mumbai & Delhi which led to recovery of Rs. 30 lakh (approx.) in cash and various incriminating documents/articles.

The arrested accused were produced before the Special Court for CBI Cases, Mumbai and were remanded to Police Custody till 28.03.2021.

CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST SUPERINTENDENT OF CUSTOMS FOR ALLEGED POSSESSION OF DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS; AND RECOVERS CASH OF RS.10.5 LAKH(APPROX) DURING SEARCHES

Press Release | Dated:  25.03.2021

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against a Superintendent of Customs, Imphal on the allegations of possession of  disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.56.75 lakh(approx). It was alleged that the accused during the period 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2020, had acquired huge assets both movable and immovable in his name and in the name of his family members which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Searches were conducted today at the  premises of the accused and his relative at Imphal which led to  recovery of cash of Rs.10.59 Lakh(approx); gold ornaments worth Rs.15 lakh (approx), 04 Bank Accounts; 15 LIC Policies and other incriminating documents including purchase of various properties including (homestead land/paddy lands) and investments in Financial Institutions etc.

Investigation is continuing.

CBI ARRESTS AN ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF EPFO AND TWO PRIVATE PERSONS IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE OF RS.FOUR LAKH

Press Release | Dated:  25.03.2021

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Enforcement Officer of Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Tiruppur(Tamil Nadu) and two private persons in an alleged bribery case of Rs.4 lakh.

A case was registered against an Enforcement Officer, EPFO, and two private persons of Chennai based private firm. It was alleged that the said Enforcement Officer(Inspector) of EPFO, Tiruppur was demanding undue advantage from a private person of Chennai based private firm and his employee for settling the issues related with violation of EPFO Act by Tiruppur based private firm. CBI intercepted both private persons when they were coming out of office chamber of the said Enforcement Officer after paying the alleged bribe money to her.  During the search, an unaccounted cash of Rs.4,00,000/-(approx) was recovered from the office chamber of said Enforcement Officer(Inspector) of EPFO, Tirupppur.  Searches were also conducted at five places in Tiruppur, Coimbatore & Chennai.  A sum of Rs.6.10 lakh in cash was also recovered from the premises of said Enforcement Officer.  Certain other incriminating documents were also recovered. The said EPFO officer and the two private persons were arrested.

All the arrested accused will be produced today before the Special Judge for CBI cases, Coimbatore.

Apart from this, further searches led to recovery of a sum of Rs.3 Lakh(approx) in cash from the chamber of another official and the matter is also being looked into.

Further investigation is continuing.

CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST THEN REGIONAL OFFICER OF NHAI & OTHERS INCLUDING A PROPRIETOR OF PRIVATE FIRM, AND RECOVERS Rs. 67 LAKH (APPROX.) DURING SEARCHES

Press Release | Dated:  26.03.2021

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against the then Regional Officer, NHAI, Regional Office, Jammu; a private firm & its Proprietor and unknown others on the basis of a preliminary enquiry conducted by CBI. It was alleged in the Preliminary Enquiry that the said private firm through its Proprietor entered into conspiracy with officials of Regional Office, NHAI, Jammu and got the work order in a tender dated 10/01/2018, for improvement & routine maintenance of Lakhanpur- Jammu Section for Rs.9.34 crore(approx.), in  violations of terms & conditions of the said tender. It was further alleged in the PE that the then Regional officer, NHAI, entered into conspiracy with the said proprietor and favoured the firm in the award of said tender. It was also alleged that the experience certificates submitted by the said firm along with the bid, did not mention whether the road constructed from Atholi to Palali section in Kishtwar district was a 02/04/06 lane highway. Whereas in the experience certificates of other 04 qualified bidders, they had specifically mentioned that the roads constructed by them were 02/04/06 lane highway.  It was further alleged that the fact was overlooked while processing the bid of said firm and consequently favourably processed the bid. Moreover, experience certificates submitted by the said firm through its Proprietor were allegedly found to be fake & forged. In this manner, the accused allegedly cheated NHAI.

Searches were conducted today at seven places in Jammu, Chandigarh & Ropar which led to recovery of incriminating documents, hard disks, other digital evidence. A cash of more than Rs. 65 lakh from the premises of the contractor and cash of Rs. 2 lakh(approx) from the premises of the then Regional Officer, NHAI were also recovered.

Investigation is continuing.

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