The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Superintendent of Customs and an Inspector of Customs in a bribery case.
A case was registered against a Superintendent of Customs (Prevention); an Inspector (Prevention) and a Havildar, Customs Commissionerate, Hyderabad 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 bribe was later reduced to Rs.10,000/-. 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 & fourth Monday and to sign in a register.
CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding & accepting the bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the complainant. Searches were conducted at 04 places including at Hyderabad in the office & residential premises of the accused, which led to recovery of certain documents.
The arrested accused were produced today before the Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases, Hyderabad and remanded to Judicial Custody.