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CBI registers 5 graft cases against customs officials.

14-12-2017

Mumbai: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered five corruption cases against customs officials, including five examiners attached to the air cargo complex at Sahar, a customs house clearing agent and three importers for allegedly evading duty of more than Rs 17 lakh in the import of read more »

2. 

Customs officer booked for corruption.

09-12-2017

Mumbai: The CBI has registered a corruption case against Parmanand Singariya, a preventive officer attached to the Customs. During searches at his residences in Mumbai and Pali district in Rajasthan, the CBI found Rs 17 lakh cash, US$ worth Rs 1lakh, receipts of fixed deposit worth Rs read more »

3. 

A custom of corruption haunts Customs dept.

03-11-2017

The arrest of a Customs inspector last week is the latest example of the systemic rot and corruption that has gripped the department; Commissioner looks at `remedial measures'

Something is rotten in the state of affairs at the Mumbai Customs. In the latest read more »

4. 

Fake bills to claim duty drawbacks - How a Customs officer's `silence' aided a big scam.

31-10-2017

Mirror delves into how a high-ranking Intelligence officer colluded with a group of men posing as import and export businessmen to help them claim crores in duties

Shylender Singh, an inspector attached to the Customs department's special investigation and intelligence branch (SIIB), who read more »

5. 

PRECIOUS METAL IN CONTAINER - In a setback for Customs, Rs 11cr gold smuggling case sent to DRI.

30-10-2017

More than a month after Customs officials seized 38kg of gold worth Rs 11.4 crore concealed amid women's footwear stashed in a container at Indira Docks, the investigation by into the case has now been transferred to the directorate of revenue intelligence. Sources said that the decision read more »

6. 

Mumbai Customs officer held for helping flier smuggle 1 kg of gold.

26-10-2017

A Customs officer was detained for allegedly assisting a Kalina resident to smuggle a kg of gold into the country at the Mumbai airport on 24-10-2017.

According to the officials from the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU), the pas­senger, Nilotpal Mrinal, who had flown read more »

7. 

Port customs superintendent suspended over gold smuggling.

11-10-2017

Superintendent of customs Anil Kumar Singh, who was part of the team that seized 38kg gold from a container at Indira Docks, has been suspended for lapses during examination of the consignment.

According to sources, Singh did not read more »

8. 

Former Customs official cleared in graft case.

09-10-2017

A Delhi Court has acquitted former Customs commissioner Atul Dixit and two others, including his deputy, in an alleged graft case of ` 74.6 crore aris­ing out of alleged dubious remittances of `

9. 

4 from Customs team that seized 38 kg. gold, transferred.

06-10-2017

Two Deputy Commissioners of Customs and two Superintendents, who were part of the team that seized a record 38 kg. gold last week, were transferred to insignificant posts.

Sources said that the officers have been transferred because read more »

10. 

Ghost exports from JNPT, 10 Customs officers under scanner.

04-10-2017

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) is probing the role of at least 10 Customs officers posted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House in Nhava Sheva in Mumbai for allegedly assisting in ghost exports worth about `

11. 

Deputy Commissioner of Customs arrested.

28-09-2017

Deputy Commissioner of Customs Sandeep Singh, based at Custom House in Mundra, who is wanted in a corruption case, surrendered to the Cen­tral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Gandhinagar on 27-09-2017. Singh was offi­cially arrested and will be produced in the court on 28-09-2017. read more »

12. 

Customs officer nabbed for helping in Gold smuggling.

20-09-2017

A Customs officer attached to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) was arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on charges of helping gold smugglers by creating easy passage for the yellow metal out of the airport. Another officer is under probe and is read more »

13. 

CBI books Customs officer for demanding bribe to clear gold consignment.

19-09-2017

The CBI has booked a Deputy Commissioner (Customs) posted at the Mundra Port and a private individual for allegedly demanding a bribe of ` 30 la.kh for clearing a 27 kg. gold consignment.

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14. 

Customs inspector from Delhi arrested in Rs 4.9cr smuggling case.

01-09-2017

A customs inspector was arrested for his alleged involvement in a Rs 4.9-crore steroids and growth hormones smuggling case by the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Delhi on Wednesday.

The accused, Gaurav Kumar (36), was posted at the Foreign Post Office in read more »

15. 

CBI arrests ED official for taking Rs 10L bribe.

25-08-2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an assistant director of the money laundering probe agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10 lakh through a businessman. The agency did not clarify from whom assistant director Shashi Shekhar was taking the bribe and read more »

16. 

19 Customs officials 'helped smugglers'.

24-08-2017

Nineteen Customs officials have been suspended for allegedly aiding a smuggling racket at the Sahar Air Cargo Complex and more are under scrutiny, a major crackdown that follows a two-month investigation.

The officials, including two Assistant Commissioners, read more »

17. 

Top Customs official being framed: Sources

11-07-2017

Former India Hockey goalkeeper and Assistant Commissioner of Cus­toms, M.R. Negi, who is being probed by the Department for suspected negli­gence in clearing a consignment of 200 blank gun without No Objection Certifi­cate/licence in 2015, does not have any case against him and is being framed, claimed read more »

18. 

`Chak De' role model Negi may be suspended in airport graft case.

10-07-2017

Ranjan Negi, assistant commissioner of customs and former India hockey goalkeeper, the inspiration behind the Bollywood hit movie Chak De India, and his colleague may be suspended in the ongoing crackdown against corruption in the air cargo complex, Sahar.

Chief commissioner of customs Devendra read more »

19. 

17 tainted customs officials suspended.

04-07-2017

Seventeen customs officials--all examiners and appraisers--have been suspended for alleged negligence following a series of smuggling cases detected in the air cargo complex at Sahar.

Those suspended include 11 officers who were transferred after a surprise inspection by the Central Intelligence Unit at the read more »

20. 

Mumbai : 17 tainted Customs officials suspended.

04-07-2017

Seventeen customs officials - all examiners and appraisers - have been suspended for alleged negligence following a series of smuggling cases detected in the air cargo complex at Sahar.

Those suspended include 11 officers who were transferred after a sur­prise inspection by the read more »

21. 

IGIA maalkhana head struck gold with replicas - Customs officer arrested for missing gold from Customs vault of IGIA.

25-05-2017

The age-old adage - crime never pays and the long arm of the law even­tually catches up with you - came true on Wednesday again. Even though, it took 14 long years for the law enforcement agencies to crack the theft of 90 kg. read more »

22. 

Rs 1.25cr bribe: Bail plea of senior central excise officer rejected.

21-05-2017

A special court rejected the bail plea of an assistant commissioner of the central excise who was allegedly caught accepting a Rs 1.25-crore bribe for settling a complainant's matter with the Enforcement Directorate. Refusing to grant the release of Ashok Nayak (59), the court on Thursday said, read more »

23. 

Rs. 1.25 crore bribe : Bail plea of senior Central Excise officer rejected.

21-05-2017

A special court rejected the bail plea of an Assistant Commissioner of the Central Excise who was allegedly caught accepting a `. 1.25-crore bribe for set­tling a complainant's matter with the Enforcement Directorate. Refusing to grant the read more »

24. 

Delhi HC cracks whip on Central Excise for collecting undated cheques.

17-05-2017

The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up the authorities of the Cen­tral Excise department and asked them to explain the practice of collecting un­dated cheques from assessees.

A writ petition was filed in the High Court read more »

25. 

Customs to apologise to Indian shooters?

13-05-2017

Two days after Indian shooters were made to wait for 12 hours at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi for clearance of their guns, the Customs Department seems to be taking effort to build the bridges with the in­ternational shooters.

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26. 

Excise official held for graft has links with IAS officer in PMO, says CBI.

12-05-2017

Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise Ashok Nayak, who was ar­rested for demanding a bribe of `. 12 crore from a hotel owner in Mumbai, had said he knew an IAS officer in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), CBI read more »

27. 

Excise official caught accepting Rs 1.25 cr bribe.

09-05-2017

CBI laid trap to net senior officer after Panvel bar owner approached them

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an assistant commissioner of the Central Excise, along with another individual, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.25 crore to settle an Enforcement Directorate read more »

28. 

CBI arrests Central Excise officer for taking Rs. 1.25 crore bribe.

09-05-2017

In a major swoop, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise, LTU, Mumbai and a private person for allegedly demanding and accepting an alleged bribe of `. 1.25 crore.

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29. 

Mobile smuggling racket busted, 11 customs officers transferred.

08-05-2017

Eleven customs officers have been transferred after a surprise inspection at the Sahar air cargo complex found that a group of importers has been smuggling mobile phones and accessories.

During a surprise check in April-end, officials of the Central Intelligence Unit of the read more »

30. 

Mobile smuggling racket busted, 11 Customs officers trans­ferred.

08-05-2017

Eleven Customs officers have been transferred after a surprise inspection at the Sahar air cargo complex found that a group of importers has been smug­gling mobile phones and accessories.

During a surprise check in April-end, officials of read more »

31. 

Delhi Customs sale held illegal.

08-05-2017

The Delhi High Court has charged the Customs Authorities at the Delhi airport of apathy, negligence and acting illegally in selling confiscated broadcast equipment and software at a low price even while there was an injunction against them by the Customs Tribunal.

read more »

32. 

Disproportionate assets case: No relief to Customs officer's mother, estranged wife:, says Gujarat HC

07-05-2017

The Court said that CBI case against wife and mother of the accused officer are also liable for abetting the act of criminal misconduct prevention of corruption act committed by the officer who is a public servant.

33. 

Ex-Customs officer, two others get RI, Rs. 1.2 crore fine in Kochi.

05-05-2017

The CBI Court here on Thursday handed down Rigorous Imprisonment (Rl), besides a total of `. 1.20 crore fine to former Customs Deputy Commissioner KS. Chandrasekhar and Raje Mathew and George Bastin - proprietors of Mars Cargo Agency, read more »

34. 

Ex-Customs official & wife get a year in jail in DA case.

25-04-2017

A former Customs and Central Excise official and his wife were sen­tenced here today to one year in jail and imposed a fine of `. five lakh by a CBI Court for possessing assets disproportionate to their read more »

35. 

Customs officers clearing containers without checking at Tughlakabad.

23-04-2017

CBI and DRI launched a month-long 'investigation and examination' of the containers on 1 March 2016.

Corrupt Customs officials are allegedly clearing containers at the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Tughlakabad (TKD), without scrutiny, thereby putting national read more »

36. 

CBI arrests Customs Superintendent, one more in Gurgaon for taking bribe.

13-04-2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested two persons, including a Superintendent of Customs at Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Patli, Gurgaon, while accepting a bribe of `. 25,000.

37. 

Customs officials to face trial on May 4 in harassment case.

07-04-2017

Judicial Magistrate Rajinder Singh has ordered issuing of summons to K.K. Sharma, Customs Commissioner, and two officials - Ashok Chaudhary and Dharampal Singh - for May 2 in a criminal complaint case.

The Court has ordered to read more »

38. 

CBI files 4 cases to probe gold theft from IGI Customs.

21-03-2017

After months of inquiry into the alleged pilferage of seized gold by Cus­toms department from the IGI Airport, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered four cases to probe the alleged theft of several kilograms of gold.

39. 

Central Excise Superintendent caught taking Rs. 10 lakh bribe in Hyderabad.

09-03-2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested S. Gopala Krishna Murthy, Superintendent with the Anti-Evasion Wing of the Cen­tral Excise Department at Hyderabad, for allegedly receiving a bribe of `. 10 lakh from a businessman read more »

40. 

Three senior Excise officials held for bribery.

21-02-2017

The CBI has arrested three senior Central Excise Department officials for taking bribe from a businessman for reducing the duty and penalty to be im­posed on his company, an official said on Tuesday.

Those arrested are Anil read more »

41. 

Manoj Kumar sent back from ED to Customs.

09-02-2017

Enforcement Directorate Assistant Director, Manoj Kumar, was repatri­ated to his parent cadre Indian Customs, on Wednesday. Kumar was suspended and removed from all cases that he had been overseeing after leaked video foot­ages pointed at his involvement with the wife of Rose Valley boss read more »

42. 

Graft case again DRI official : CBI pulled up for unfair probe.

20-01-2017

A special CBI Court while acquitting a DRI official of the charges of de­manding and accepting bribe form an exporter pulled up the CBI for it's unfair probe. The court acquitted Y.S. Verma, a former Senior Intelligence Officer with Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), read more »

43. 

Probed, fined for bribing in India.

17-01-2017

Clueless Delhi fails to act even after such exposure

Even when the CAG of India established wrongdoing by power­ful Indian telecom service providers, all listed public companies, by fudging their accounts to deprive the government of its read more »

44. 

Customs accused of stealing 89 kg. gold.

15-01-2017

Police blame corrupt Customs officials for stealing at least 89 kg. of gold worth more than `. 26 crore that has mysteriously vanished from Delhi Airport's strong room in the last three years. The figure could soar further read more »

45. 

Customs officials absolved by HC in 30-year-old case.

09-01-2017

Now retired officers had been convicted for misappropriating money meant for informers

The HC has absolved three officials of the Customs Department in a nearly 30-year-old case. The three, now retired, were accused of misappropriat­ing

46. 

Gold missing from Customs vault at IGIA, CBI lodges FIR.

08-01-2017

CBI has registered an FIR in a case of 8.5 kg. of gold worth over `. 2 crore going missing from the Customs vaults at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

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