The alleged evasions took place through five bill of entries in April, according to an investigation.
Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered five separate cases against customs officials on allegations of duty evasion and causing losses to the tune of Rs 17.39 lakh to the customs department with regard to the import of mobile phone accessories. The alleged evasions took place through five bill of entries in April, according to an investigation.
A case under sections 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code along with relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has also been registered against all the accused persons.
Those booked include five examiners attached with the customs department’s air cargo complex in Mumbai Zone-III, a customs house clearing agent, three importers and some others whose identities are being established, said CBI officials.
According to a CBI release, “It is further alleged that the customs officials had conspired with the customs house clearing agent and importers and had not properly examined the consignments after comparing the imported goods with the packing list.”