1,000 immigration officials to be hired for IGI airport

New Delhi: The home ministry will hire 1,000 officials who will be deployed at immigration counters in Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport in a bid to end serpentine queues and ease travel woes, officials said today. The competent authority has given approval to the Bureau of Immigration for appointing 1,000 immigration assistants on a contractual… Continue reading 1,000 immigration officials to be hired for IGI airport

Delhi Customs Zone observes ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’

New Delhi: The Delhi Customs Zone organised a session on the theme ‘My Vision-corruption Free India’ as a part of the “Vigilance Awareness Week” at Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Udaan Bhawan in New Delhi. The session was chaired by Vigilance Commissioner of Central Vigilance Commission Dr T M Bhasin. It was attended by special secretary… Continue reading Delhi Customs Zone observes ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’

Court denies bail to customs official in gold theft case

New Delhi: A special court has denied bail to a superintendent of the Central Excise department at Sonepat in Haryana, arrested in connection with theft of gold from the department’s vaults at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here. Special Judge Rakesh Pandit denied the relief to Sanjiv Kumar, saying he might hamper the ongoing probe… Continue reading Court denies bail to customs official in gold theft case

Customs officials arrest 63-year-old ‘wheelchair-bound’ passenger for smuggling gold

New Delhi: The Customs officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) arrested two men along with a 63-year-old man on Tuesday, who was trying to use his wheelchair as a cover, to smuggle gold bars worth Rs. 93 lakh. The passenger had arrived from Dubai by a Jet airways flight and was stopped by… Continue reading Customs officials arrest 63-year-old ‘wheelchair-bound’ passenger for smuggling gold

16 kg gold missing from customs’ vault, CBI registers case

New Delhi: About 16 kg of gold has been stolen from the vaults of the Customs Department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, prompting the CBI to register a case in this regard. The theft of gold, valued at about Rs four crore, surfaced during inspection of vaults by Stock Taking Committee between January… Continue reading 16 kg gold missing from customs’ vault, CBI registers case

Customs arrest Air India officer, Japanese for Rs 2.3 cr gold smuggling

New Delhi: An Air India security officer and a Japanese national were among three persons arrested for allegedly smuggling into the country gold worth about Rs 2.3 crore at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here. The Customs has seized around eight kilogram of gold, in separate incidents of smuggling of yellow metal in the last… Continue reading Customs arrest Air India officer, Japanese for Rs 2.3 cr gold smuggling

Prosecution in gold smuggling cases after SCN: Govt to customs

In order to deal sternly with cases of gold smuggling, the Finance Ministry has decided that prosecution in cases related to it will be launched soon after issuance of show cause notices. It has revised the guidelines issued about a year ago in this regard and included gold in the list of items in which… Continue reading Prosecution in gold smuggling cases after SCN: Govt to customs

Moin Qureshi briefly detained at IGI; allowed to fly

New Delhi: Controversial Delhi-based meat exporter Moin Qureshi was today briefly detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport based on a look out circular issued by the ED against him in a money laundering case but was later allowed to fly to Dubai. Officials said immigration authorities first alerted Enforcement Directorate sleuths after they intercepted… Continue reading Moin Qureshi briefly detained at IGI; allowed to fly

Narada News CEO Samuel detained on arrival from US

New Delhi: Immigration authorities today detained Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on his arrival from the US following a lookout notice issued against him by the Kolkata police. Kolkata police have been informed about the detention and asked to approach the immigration authorities with relevant documents about the… Continue reading Narada News CEO Samuel detained on arrival from US

Customs officials arrest woman for smuggling gold at IGIA

New Delhi: Customs officials arrested a woman from Tajikistan for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold worth about Rs 85 lakh at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here. The accused was intercepted by the customs officials after her arrival from Dushanbe. “She was carrying gold in raw form in her purse. On detailed examination of… Continue reading Customs officials arrest woman for smuggling gold at IGIA