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CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department

CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department

The CBI had also carried out searches at 13 places including offices of Commissioner Shobha Ram and Additional Commissioner BS Meena.

Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered three cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against officials of the Customs and Central Excise department as well as Ispat India Ltd.

"Allegedly, customs officials favoured Ispat and in return received bribes between 2006 and 2010. The fact came to light after seizures made by the Income Tax Department on Ispat offices," the CBI spokesperson said in a statement.

The CBI had also carried out searches at 13 places (11 residential and two office premises) including offices of Commissioner Shobha Ram and Additional Commissioner BS Meena. Searches were still on, the CBI official said.

first published:August 09, 2014, 07:58 IST