Surat: Excise inspector arrested for bribe

SURAT: An inspector from central excise department was nabbed by anti-corruption sleuths from his office at Navsari Bazaar accepting Rs5,000 bribe from a businessman. The accused demanded the bribe to verify and forward required documents for issuance of excise duty bonds from his higher authorities.

Anti-corruption bureau (ACB) team nabbed Jignesh Desai, inspector in central excise and customs, Range I, division II. Desai accepted the bribe from the complainant who is into export of electrical parts. The accused accepted the bribe in Rs 2,000 and Rs 100 notes.

The complainant said that he had submitted all papers to Desai’s office but he was not forwarding them to the higher authorities. Desai was demanding Rs 5,000 for forward the papers. Police investigation further revealed that Desai was on sick leave for around three and half years. He had resumed duty around six months ago.

 

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