CBI ARRESTS AN APPRAISER & THREE OTHERS IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE, AND RECOVERS RS.ONE CRORE(APPROX) DURING SEARCHES


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 18.08.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Appraiser of Customs Department and three others including a Customs House Agent, a middleman, a private person in an alleged bribery case of Rs.7 lakh.

A case was registered against the accused and others. It was alleged that then Appraiser, ICD, Tuglakabad, Delhi(Presently posted in the Office of Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai since July, 2020) was regularly pursuing private parties and few officials for payment of pending undue advantage in lieu of import consignments cleared by him during his tenure at ICD, Tuglakabad, Delhi. It was also alleged that various parties had been approaching the middleman to pursue their pending matters with the said Appraiser. It was further alleged that the Appraiser asked the middleman that a person will collect payment of undue advantage (illegal gratification) on his behalf. The middleman had allegedly delivered the payment of Rs.7 lakh as the part of undue advantage (illegal gratification) to said private person. CBI caught the middleman, said private person, a Customs House Agent and recovered Rs.7 Lakh.

Searches were conducted at the office of Appraiser at Chennai, his previous office in ICD, Tuglakabad and residential premises of accused located at Delhi, Noida, Chennai which led to recovery of incriminating documents and cash of around Rs.One Crore.

The arrested accused will be produced before the Competent Court. Investigation is continuing.

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