Thursday, September 21, 2017

CBI files graft case against customs officer

The central bureau of investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against a Mundra-based customs officer and a private individual for allegedly seeking a bribe of Rs 20 lakh from a Kutch-based trader for clearing their import of non-vegeterian protein consignments. A CBI team on Tuesday morning laid a trap at the customs office in Mundra and succeeded in arresting the private person identified as Hiten Thakkar but the officer S J Singh, deputy commissioner of customs, gave them the slip.

On 20 Sptember, the CBI produced Thakkar before a special CBI court in the city after which the accused was sent to two-day remand. According to the FIR filed by CBI, the accused were booked for hatching a criminal conspiracy to demand illegal gratification. The FIR was registered under various sections of IPC 120(B) of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act -1988.

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