CBI ARRESTS A SUPERINTENDENT OF CENTRAL EXCISE FOR ACCEPTING A BRIBE OF RS.3.50 LAKH; APPROX. RS.9 LAKH CASH RECOVERED IN SEARCHES FROM HIS POSSESSION

Press Release
New Delhi , 26.03.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Superintendent of Central Excise(Anti Evasion), Haldia Commissionerate, Kolkata for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.3.5 lakh from the Complainant.

 

            A case was registered against a Superintendent of Central Excise (Anti Evasion), Haldia Commissionerate, Kolkata U/s 7 of P.C. Act, 1988 on the allegation of demand of illegal gratification from the Manager of a Resort based at Port Blair for not imposing penalty on the Service Tax payable by the Resort. CBI laid a trap and the Superintendent of Central Excise was caught red handed while demanding & accepting a bribe Rs.3,50,000/- from the complainant.

 

            During search of the accused, Cash Rs. 1,17,000/- was recovered from his possession and Cash Rs.7,98,000/-; Fixed Deposits; NSCs; KVPs & other investments aggregating Rs. 75,00,000/-(approximately); Bank balance of Rs. 30,00,000/- in 14 Bank Accounts & documents pertaining to immovable properties worth Rs. 80,00,000/- were recovered from his residence.

 

            The arrested accused was produced today before the Designated Court at Kolkata and remanded to 14 days Judicial Custody.

 

            Further investigation is continuing

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