CBI Conducts Raids In Pune, Mumbai, Delhi After FIR Against Deputy Commissioner of Customs 

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Pune, November 26, 2020: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has today conducted searches at eight places including Mumbai, Pune and Delhi at the premises of public servants and private persons including Importer & Custom Broker which led to the recovery of cash of Rs nine lakh (approx) and incriminating documents in an on-going investigation of a case.

A case was registered against Deputy Commissioner of Customs & other including Appraiser Group, Appraiser Shed, Examiner Shed and private persons. It was alleged that said Customs officials while posted at Air Cargo Complex, Sahar, Mumbai during 2016-17 entered into a conspiracy with others including Proprietors of private companies and fraudulently cleared the consignments which were declared “Metal Toy Gun” under CTH 95030030 instead of CTH 93039000 and also, there was undervaluation of the goods in violation of the Import Policy as mandated in the Compulsory Customs Requirements (CCRs), thereby causing the pecuniary advantage to the importer and loss to the Government of India.

The accused persons have been identified as Deputy Commissioner CS Pavan, Appraiser Group KSN Reddy, Appraiser Shed Gangadhar Goud, Appraiser Shed Santosh Anaji Shelar, Examiner Shed Lalit Singha, Examiner Shed Amit Kumar, Importer Sagar K Pitalwar who is also the proprietor of M/s Balaji Automotives Solutions, Vinay Singh who is the proprietor of M/s Ocean Waves (Custom Broker) and other unknown persons.

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