Published On: Wed, May 2nd, 2018

4 Customs Deputy Commissioners remanded to CBI custody in bribery case

New Delhi: Four Customs Deputy Commissioners and one Superintendent were remanded in the CBI custody till May 4 for allegedly receiving bribe from a Mumbai-based businessman.

4 Customs Deputy Commissioners and Superintendent arrested in connection with the bribery case being taken to CBI custody on Tuesday.

A special judge of CBI cases on Tuesday remanded Mukesh Meena, Deputy Commissioner (rummaging and intelligence), Rajeev Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner (marine and preventive), Sudarshan Meena, Deputy Commissioner (special intelligence and investigation branch), Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Yadav and Superintendent Manish Singh to four days of CBI custody in the bribery case, a CBI spokesman said here.

Besides above, the other arrested in the case is — Customs House Agent Nilesh Singh, who was sent to judicial custody.

The CBI had yesterday arrested Mukesh Meena, Rajeev Singh, along with Nilesh Singh for allegedly accepting the first instalment of Rs. 5 lakh of a bribe from the complainant.

Inquiries confirmed that Sudarshan Meena, Sandeep Yadav, and Manish Singh were also involved, and they were subsequently arrested.

Earlier, a businessman approached the CBI’s Anti-Corruption Bureau last week. “The Customs officers in conspiracy with Nilesh Singh demanded Rs. 50 lakh from the complainant, for the clearance of one of his consignments, which they had illegally kept on hold, and for not holding other consignments which were expected soon. Nilesh Singh had also assured the complainant that he would manage officers of the SIIB, M&P and R&I branches of the Customs to clear all his consignments if he paid the bribe,” a CBI officer said.

TST

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