The CBI has arrested a proclaimed offender accused of defrauding the government exchequer by false declaration of custom duties for article brought into India under Transfer of Residence Rules in connivance with officials.
Sadat Hussain alias Saadat alias Sajid Shabaadari, a resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka, has been a chargesheeted in a CBI case in Goa in which trial is pending against seven other accused, a CBI spokesperson said in New Delhi.
He has been accused of cheating and criminal conspiracy and charged under sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, the spokesperson said.
"The accused had been charged with conspiracy with other co-accused persons for defrauding the government exchequer by false declaration of custom duties thus causing a loss of Rs 7.8 lakhs in respect of article brought into India under Transfer of Residence Rules which were fraudulently cleared by the accused customs officials," he said.
The spokesperson said that Hussain was absconding before the chargesheet was filed on May 24, 2002 in the court of Special Judge South Goa.
"The court had issued a non-bailable warrant and finally a proclamation against him. He was arrested and produced before the competent court which remanded him to judicial custody while rejecting his bail application," he said.