CBI raids 12 places in Kochi, Kolkata in e-waste import case
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday conducted raids in 12 places in Kochi and Kolkata.
Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday conducted raids in 12 places in Kochi and Kolkata in a case related to import of e-waste and seized around 190 documents, a CBI official said.
The investigation agency said that the raid was conducted on the basis of a case against three senior officers of customs at a container freight station in Kerela's Pettah, the proprietor of Kolkata based private firm Automation (Pvt) Ltd, an official of Cochin-based private firm Ajith Associates, proprietor of another Cochin-based firm Universal Enterprises and the managing partner of a private firm.
"The accused persons entered into criminal conspiracy among themselves to import used multi-function displays in violation of the Hazardous Waste rules, E Waste rules, Foreign Trade Policy and Compulsory Registration order," the release said.
"They prepared false valuation report of the consignment in connivance with public servants for releasing the consignment for sale in open market," it added.