Hyderabad : CBI arrests two customs officials in bribery case

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Hyderabad, Oct 26 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two customs officials here for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 for not cancelling a bail order of an NRI, who was arrested recently for allegedly smuggling gold from Dubai.

A case was registered against a Superintendent of Customs (Prevention) G.Ch.S.Suresh Kumar, an Inspector (Prevention) Krishan Pal and Havildar, on a complaint alleging that the accused had demanded bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant for not cancelling his bail order and for not arresting him, the Central Agency said in a release on Tuesday.

The bribe was later reduced to Rs.10,000 and it was further alleged that the complainant was earlier arrested in a customs case of gold smuggling and later got bail with a condition that he would appear before Customs office on every second and fourth Monday and to sign in a register.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs.10,000 from the complainant.

Searches were conducted at 4 places including at Hyderabad in the office and residential premises of the accused, which led to recovery of certain documents.

The arrested accused were produced before the Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases in Hyderabad on Tuesday and remanded to Judicial Custody.


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