Mubarak Ansari

New Delhi, 19th May 2021: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two Superintendents/Senior Intelligence Officers and an Inspector/Intelligence Officer, all of Customs(SIIB), ICD(Import), Tuglakabad, New Delhi in a bribery case of Rs. Four lakh.

A case was registered on a complaint against the said public servants. The Complainant (an Authorised Signatory) of a private company had alleged that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs 15 lakh for clearing the consignment of open cells (TV Screens) imported by his company and an additional bribe of Rs 50,000 per container cleared in the last four months. Later on, the accused allegedly agreed to accept Rs 10 lakh in installments and the first installment of Rs. 4 lakh was to be paid.

CBI laid a trap and caught a Superintendent/Senior Intelligence Officer, while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs four lakh as first installment from the complainant. During the investigation, other two accused (a Superintendent/Senior Intelligence Officer & an Inspector/Intelligence Officer) were also arrested.

Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused in Delhi/NCR which led to the recovery of cash and incriminating documents. Cash of Rs. 11 lakh (approx.) from a Superintendent and Rs nine lakh (approx) from another Superintendent were also recovered during searches.

The arrested persons have been identified as Surendra Singh, Superintendent/Senior Intelligence Officer, Customs (SIIB), Ajeet Kumar, Superintendent/Senior Intelligence Officer, Customs (SIIB) and Sandeep Rathi, Inspector/Intelligence Officer, Customs (SIIB), ICD (Import), Tuglakabad, New Delhi.