CBI Finds Rs 85 lakh Cash From Lockers of Customs Officer

Published: 13th August 2015 09:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2015 09:21 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: CBI today claimed to have found cash worth Rs 85 lakh from the lockers of Deputy Commissioner Customs against whom a case of alleged corruption was registered by it besides properties documents worth crores from the lockers of the Commissioner who was also named.          

The agency has yesterday registered a case arising out of allegedly dubious remittances worth Rs 8,000 crore received by a businessman Sahdev Gupta from fraudulent exports on which he had claimed duty draw back of Rs 300 crore, sources said.           

The DRI during its probe allegedly found that companies to whom the exports were claimed to have been made denied giving any such orders whereas Rs 8,000 crore were received by Gupta in his accounts.      

"It is further alleged that in order to favour the private person, the said public servants deliberately did not suspend the duty drawback of the firms immediately and ensured that the amounts claimed by the firms as duty drawback are transferred to their bank accounts.       

"The act of the said public servants allegedly resulted into a wrongful revenue loss of Rs 74.61 crore(approx) to the government and corresponding gain to the private parties," CBI spokesperson had said.   

Today the agency started opening lockers of the two officers Customs Commissioner Atul Dixit, 1988-batch officer, and the then Deputy Commissioner Nalin Kumar.      

In the lockers of Kumar, agency claimed to have found Rs 85 lakh of cash while the lockers of Dixit led to recovery of property documents of three properties in Gurgaon, Greater Noida and Lucknow worth crores besides heavy jewellery, the sources claimed today.  

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