Published On: Sat, Oct 10th, 2015

Customs Commissioner Atul Dixit in judicial custody

New Delhi: Customs Commissioner Atul Dixit was arrested on August 14, by the CBI in connection with a duty drawback cheating case.

Representative photo

Representative photo

The CBI filed a chargesheet on Wednesday against Dixit and Deputy Commissioner Nalin Kumar for allegedly favouring a Delhi-based businessman in the release of a duty drawback, causing a loss of Rs 74.50 crore to the exchequer.

According to CBI, the case was booked against Dixit and others under charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy for favouring private companies in the release of duty drawback from ICD, Tughlakabad, Delhi and ICD, Patparganj, Delhi.

It was further alleged that in order to favour the private person, Dixit and Kumar deliberately did not suspend the duty drawbacks of the firms immediately and ensured that the amounts claimed by the firms as duty drawback were transferred to their bank accounts.

While based on its investigation, departmental investigating agency, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) allegedly asked Dixit and Kumar to block duty draw back claim made by private person.

The act of the Dixit and Kumar allegedly resulted into a wrongful revenue loss to the government and corresponding gain to the private parties.

After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet.

The accused Dixit and Kumar moved bail applications before the special CBI Court, Delhi. After several hearings on the bail applications, the court rejected the bail applications on October 6.

The accused officials Dixit and Kumar are presently in Judicial custody.

The viewers are reminded that the above fact is based on the CBI investigation. Any accused is presumed to be innocent under Indian legal system till his guilt is finally established after a fair trial.


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