Published On: Thu, Apr 9th, 2015

Assistant Commissioner central excise arrested in graft case

Chennai: CBI on Thursday arrested an Assistant Commissioner and a Superintendent of Central Excise in connection with a graft case and recovered incriminating documents after conducting searches at five places.

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

The Anti Corruption Branch of CBI ‘trapped’ Chandrasekar, Superintendent of Central Excise for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 11,000 for himself and one Assistant Commissioner Lionel Fernandez, the agency said in a release.

They were arrested on a complaint from R Bojan, Managing Partner of RBS Group for handing over copy of Accepted General Bond for Rs 20 lakh in favour of the company for procurement of Excisable Goods for Export without payment of Excise duty and for issuing a certificate against the said General Bond, the release said.

“The accused (Chandrasekar) was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe and on further questioning it was revealed that the bribe amount was shared with Lionel Fernandez. Subsequently, he was also arrested,” it said.

They were produced before a Special CBI court, which remanded them to custody.

Searches were conducted at five places and incriminating documents were seized. An amount of Rs 29.15 lakh in cash and Rs 18.50 lakh worth FDRs were seized, it added.

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