Friday, May 27, 2022

CBI arrests customs appraiser, his associate while accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Appraiser, Customs Departments of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi and his associate, a Customs House Agent (CHA) while accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe. The accused have been identified as Amit Dalal and Amit Kumar.

A case against the accused was registered after a complaint alleging that Dalal had demanded a bribe of Rs 1.4 lakh from the complainant for clearing his shipment of batteries to South Africa.

Acting on the complaint, the CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh. Searches are being conducted at the office and the residential premises of both the accused.

Further investigation is underway and the two accused will be produced before a court.

Earlier this month, the CBI had conducted raids at the residences of Congress leader, Karti Chidambaram. He was allegedly involved in facilitating visas for Chinese workers for the Talwandi Sabo Power Limited project in lieu of a bribe of Rs 50 lakh.

26/05/22 Tanseem Haider/India Today

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