Mumbai: 23 August 2023
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered case against then Superintendent, Bond Section, Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House (JNCH), Raigad (Maharashtra) & others including two private companies based at Goregaon, Thane and unknown others. A Joint Surprise Check was earlier conducted in the Bond Section, JNCH, Raigad, by CBI along with officials of JNCH. It was alleged that redemption fine/ penalty of Rs. 9,56,000/- and Rs. 4,96,000/- respectively was imposed against 2 Bills of Entry pertaining to said private companies and the goods covered under these 02 Bills of Entry were kept on hold by Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU). It was further alleged that both the private companies entered into a conspiracy with the said Superintendent, Bond Section, JNCH, Raigad, and others by paying undue advantage & managed to get delivery of the goods covered under these 02 Bills of Entry without paying the due fine/ penalty and thereby, caused loss to the Government Exchequer.
Searches were conducted at the premises of accused at Navi Mumbai, Noida, Sitapur, Goregaon and Thane.
Investigation is continuing.