CBI arrests 4, including Customs Dy Commissioner in 2 separate cases

New Delhi, Nov 2 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday said that it has arrested four people, including a Deputy Commissioner and a Superintendent of the Customs department in two separate cases.

A CBI spokesperson said that it arrested Vikash Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Customs and an exporter Jyoti Biswas in connection with a case it registered in December 2017 on a complaint from Customs and Central Excise in Kolkata. The complaint alleged that the accused in connivance with other accused had forged export documents, passed them off as genuine and obtained a huge amount of Duty Drawback against the false export of gaskets to Bangladesh in 2014 in the name of fictitious firms.

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The official said that it arrested Sandeep Kumar Dikshit, Superintendent of Customs and a person named Sudhir Jha in connection with the on-going investigation into a case registered earlier. The case pertained to allegations of exporting and attempting to export 240 MTs of Red Sanders, a prohibited item valued at Rs 100 crore through N.S. Dock in Kolkata Port in 2016.

The CBI had registered the case in December 2017 on a complaint received from the Customs & Central Excise in Kolkata.

They will be produced before a court in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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