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CBI files 5 cases against Mumbai customs officials for duty evasion

The CBI registered five cases against customs officials for allegedly evading duty of Rs17.39 lakh in import of mobile accessories.

mumbai Updated: Dec 14, 2017 00:47 IST
HT Correspondent
Those booked include customs department examiners , a Customs house clearing agent, and three importers.
Those booked include customs department examiners , a Customs house clearing agent, and three importers.(File pic for representation)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered five cases against customs officials and others for allegedly evading duty of Rs17.39 lakh in import of mobile accessories.

CBI officials said those booked include five examiners of customs department, air cargo, Mumbai, a Customs house clearing agent, three importers among others.

In April, the officials allegedly conspired with the customs house clearing agent and importers. The accused allegedly gave false report in the articles imported which exceeded the quantity mentioned in the packing lists, resulting in revenue loss of the customs department.

The CBI has filed cases under section 420 of the IPC apart from 120 (B) which is for conspiracy, apart from sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

After the cases were filed, teams of CBI’s anti-corruption bureau searched six premises of the accused which led to the recovery of incriminating documents on the alleged imports, said CBI officials.

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