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Mumbai Custom officials sent to judicial, Police custody in bribery case

ANI | Updated: May 01, 2018 21:09 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 1 (ANI): The arrested deputy commissioner ranked official of the Customs department in Mumbai, Sandeep Yadav has been sent to judicial custody on Tuesday on allegations of demanding a bribe of Rs 50 lakh from an importer to clear his consignment.

Other deputy commissioner ranked officials Mukesh Meena, Rajeev Kumar Singh, Sudarshan Meena, Superintendent Manish Singh and private person Nilesh Singh has also been sent to police custody in connection with the case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested them in an alleged bribery case, earlier in the day.

The CBI has registered a case on the allegations of demanding a bribe from the complainant for managing the clearance of the consignment.

Hence, the investigative agency laid a trap and caught two Deputy Commissioners and one private person for allegedly accepting Rs 5 lakh as the first instalment of bribe.

The involvement of two more Deputy Commissioners and a Superintendent was also found during the investigation.

Searches were conducted at the official and residential premises of the all accused.

The arrested accused are being produced today before the Competent Court in Mumbai. (ANI)