THEN DEPUTY COMMISSIONER & APPRAISER BOTH OF CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SENTENCED IN BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 12.04.2013

            The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai has convicted the then Deputy Commissioner of Customs & then Appraiser of Customs, Chennai in a bribery case and sentenced them to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 6,000/- each.

 

            A case was registered on 06.01.2010 based on the complaint of a Proprietor of Cuddalore District(Tamilnadu), alleging that Shri.V.S. Sundararajan, Deputy Commissioner of Customs, and Shri D.Ramani, an Appraising officer Customs both of Courier Cell, Air Cargo Complex Meenambakkam Chennai had conspired together and demanded a bribe of Rs. 2,500/- for clearing the consignment of the complainant who imported two numbers of printed circuit boards, which were sent to Colombo for repair through an authorised courier service company. CBI laid a trap and both the accused were caught red handed while demanding & accepting the bribe amount from the complainant.

 

            After investigation, a chargesheet was filed before the Designated Court at Chennai. The Court found both the accused guilty and convicted them.

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