CBI books six customs officers in Bengaluru in gold missing case

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Bengaluru: The CBI has booked six customs officers in reference to the alleged disappearance of gold weighing 2.6 kg from a warehouse on the airport within the metropolis. The gold was seized on the Kempegowda worldwide airport right here from 13 passengers between June 8, 2012 and 26 March, 2014.

On October 12, 2020, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case towards two assistant commissioners, three superintendents of central tax and one other officer.

In its report, the CBI said that the Directorate of Common Vigilance of Hyderabad Zonal Unit of Customs division had performed an inner investigation and located the alleged involvement of the officers in seizure of gold and its deposit within the warehouse.

It was throughout their tenure on the Airport that the gold went lacking.

The six officers who have been answerable for the mishandled baggage godown have been entrusted with the gold seizure from the passengers, the CBI mentioned.

“They abused their official place and didn’t perform stock of the gold and didn’t hand over the yellow metallic obtained from the seizing officers to the MHB officers of the subsequent shift,” the CBI mentioned in its FIR.

All of the six have been booked below part 409 (felony breach of belief) and 120-B (Felony conspiracy) of the IPC and 13(1)(c) (fraudulent misappropriation) and 13(2) (felony misconduct) of the Prevention of Corruption Act-1988.

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