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21 customs officials booked for ‘illegal raid’

BENGALURU: The Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case in opposition to 21 customs officials and 7 others for allegedly conducting searches on houses and offices of a businessman without proper authorisation and by fabricating paperwork.
According to CBI resources, M Kriplani, proprietor of Next Gen Technologies, alleged he was stressed by customs officials at the air shipment advanced in Bengaluru throughout his import transactions. He alleged they demanded unlawful gratification from him and his workers.

In his complaint, Kriplani stated his court cases to senior officials of the customs department yielded no effects. The accused demanded Rs 10 lakh to release the goods he had imported. Further, the officials additionally carried out searches at his place of dwelling and place of job premises without proper authorisation and also fabricated paperwork.

The FIR was registered in line with an order from the Karnataka high court docket and the officials have been accused of prison conspiracy, forgery, the use of as genuine solid paperwork, difficult unlawful gratification and prison misconduct. The accused come with 11 superintendents of customs, a deputy commissioner, an extra commissioner and 8 inspectors.

The accused

Additional commissioner D Anil; deputy commissioner Sujith Kumar P Sompur; superintendents Lingaraju, Pramod Gulvady, Senthamarai Selvi, Sunil Kumar Singh, Narayanan, PG Shenoy, Chavan, Vishveshwar Bhatt, B M Ramahandra, Devappa Naik and Narasimhappa; inspectors Basavaraj, M V Srinivas, Niranjan Murthy, Gururaj G Nayak, Kasthuri, SS Lakshmi, Naseeruddin and Abdul Aziz are the accused officers. All the accused officers are recently posted at other places.

The seven personal people named in the case are Nitesh from KG Nagar; BS Sandeep from Peenya Industrial Area; Ajit Kumar from Whitefield; Kumar from Kadugodi; Nagaraj TN from Chikkajala; S Arjun from Hoskote and R Srinivas from Devanahalli.

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