Friday , 23 August 2019
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Govt compulsorily retires 15 senior custom officers with immediate effect

Invoking rule 56(j) of the Fundamental Rules, the government has sacked these Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) officers ranging from the ranks of Principal Commissioner to Assistant Commissioner, some of whom were already under suspension.

According to a Finance Ministry order, these officers either had corruption cases registered against them by the CBI or were involved in bribery, extortion and disproportionate assets cases. Among those dismissed include Principal Commissioner Anup Srivastava, who was serving as Principal ADG (Audit) in the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in Delhi, and Joint Commissioner Nalin Kumar.

Sources told that the CBI had in 1996 registered a criminal conspiracy case against him and alleged that he had shown favours to a house building society which was trying to obtain NOC for land purchases in violation of law.

The CBI had booked another case against him in 2012 for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from an importer to cover up a duty evasion case.  He also had complaints of selective arrests, harassment and extortion against him.



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