CBI registers case against custom officers

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New Delhi, Nov 2 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against an Additional Commissioner of Customs B K Aggarwal and a Superintendent of Customs Chetan Patel and recovered cash and other deposits worth Rs 74.89 lakhs after searches at their residential premises.

The Anti corruption branch of the CBI, Mumbai conducted searches at their residential premises and recovered FDs, KVPs, NSCs, shares etc. worth Rs 49.87 lakh; bank balance in different banks and post offices worth Rs.21.06 lakh, gold jewellery worth Rs 14 lakh and cash worth Rs 3.95 lakh, a CBI release said.

The case was registered by the CBI on the allegation that the Customs officials while posted in SIIB(X), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Nhava Sheva, Mumbai had entered into a criminal conspiracy with a private person to show undue favour under the Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) Scheme, the release said.

The accused also allowed the private party to make provisional export even though there was mis-declaration of the weight of the export consignment, raising doubts about the quality of the fabric measured in GSM (Gram Per Square Metre) .

Further investigation is in progress.

UNI

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