CBI has booked six customs officers in reference to the alleged disappearance of gold.

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 acknowledged that the Directorate Normal of Vigilance of Hyderabad Zonal Unit of Customs division had carried out an inside investigation and located that it was in the course of the tenure of those officers on the airport that the gold went lacking.

The six officers who had been in command of the mishandled baggage godown had been entrusted with the gold seizure from the passengers, the CBI identified.

“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 stated in its FIR.

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

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