INSPECTOR OF CENTRAL EXCISE, CUSTOMS & SERVICE TAX SENTENCED IN A BRIBERY CASE


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 03.03.2020

The Special Judge, CBI cases, Ernakulam (Kerala) has sentenced Shri A. Antony George, then Inspector of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax, Cochin, to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 4 lakh in a bribery case.

CBI had registered a case against Shri Antony George, Inspector, Central Excise, Preventive Unit, I.S. Press Road, Kochi on the allegations that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs. 1.5 lakh for not imposing penalty on the complainant’s firm for non-payment of service tax dues on the basis of documents taken during search conducted by customs officials. CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed on 01.02.2013 while accepting the bribe of Rs. 1.5 lakh from the complainant. After investigation, a charge sheet was filed against the accused. One Superintendent, also accused in the case, expired during trial and charges against him were abated.

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

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