CBI arrests senior customs officer for accepting bribe in New Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 23:46

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday arrested a Deputy Commissioner (Customs) and two private persons in an alleged bribery case of Rs 5 lakh, and recovered movable and immovable assets worth crores of rupees from the officer`s residence.

Deputy Commissioner (Customs) Shashikant, posted at ICD, Dadri in Noida, was nabbed by agency sleuths while he was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from two custom clearing agents, CBI sources said.

During searches, a gold brick of one kilogram worth about Rs 30 lakh, Rs 14.73 lakh cash, gold, silver, and diamond jewellery besides other investment worth crores of rupees were seized from his home in Noida.

The agents, Shashi Gupta of Sharp Travel India Private Limited and Narendra Kumar Chug of Aban Exim Private Limited, were also arrested during the operation.
It is alleged that Gupta wanted customs clearance for his consignment of tyres, for which he allegedly approached Chug, who worked as middleman.

Kant, who is posted at ICD Dadri in Gautam Budh Nagar, allegedly demanded Rs 5 lakh as bribe for granting clearance, sources said.

After getting information, CBI carried out searches which resulted in seizure of bribe money besides other valuables from the residence of the officer.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 23:46

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