CBI arrests 3 GST officials while accepting bribe of Rs 5 lakh

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September 24, 2020

Bengaluru, Sep 24: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two Superintendents and one Inspector, all working in the office of Commissioner, Central Goods & Service Tax, Central Excise, Belgaum (Karnataka) on charges of allegdly accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for showing official favour.

A case was registered on a complaint against a Superintendent of GST, Belgaum; an Inspector, GST, Belgaum and others on the allegations that the accused visited the complainant's factory and demanded bribe of Rs 20 lakh for not filing the required GST amount.

CBI laid a trap and caught the Inspector while accepting a bribe of Rs Five lakh from the complainant as a first instalment. In a follow up action, two Superintendents were also caught. Searches at the office & residential premises of accused at Belgaum and Ghaziabad are in progress, according to a CBI release here on Thursday.

All the arrested will be produced before the Jurisdictional Court at Dharwad on Thursday.

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October 20,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 20: KIOCL Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Subba Rao on Tuesday said that after obtaining statutory clearance for operation of Devadari mines, the company had been planning to set up 2.0 MTPA beneficiation and 2.0 MTPA pelletisation plant, which will generate employment for the local youth.

Union Minister of State for Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste also visited Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) and reviewed its performance.

The Union Minister also studied efforts made towards implementation of new projects and the bottlenecks faced during the execution of projects.

The minister in turn emphasised that KIOCL has done pioneering work in the field of iron ore mining and beneficiation of magnetite ore in Karnataka and is a leader in the country for pelletisation. He further stressed that the centre is placing thrust on increased utilisation of pellets as a raw material in blast furnaces and sponge iron industry in the country. KIOCL can contribute immensely in utilising these resources in the national interest.

The minister lauded the efforts made by KIOCL in entering the field of solar energy and the setting up a 5 MW solar power plant in Tumakuru district.

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October 19,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 19: The CBI has booked six customs officials in connection with the alleged disappearance of gold weighing 2.6 kg from a warehouse at the airport in the city.

The gold was seized at the Kempegowda international airport 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 against two assistant commissioners, three superintendents of central tax and another officer.

In its report, the CBI stated that the Directorate of General Vigilance of Hyderabad Zonal Unit of Customs department had conducted an internal investigation and found the alleged involvement of the officials in seizure of gold and its deposit in the warehouse.

It was during their tenure at the Airport that the gold went missing.

The six officers who were in charge of the mishandled baggage godown were entrusted with the gold seizure from the passengers, the CBI said.

“They abused their official position and did not carry out inventory of the gold and did not hand over the yellow metal received from the seizing officers to the MHB officers of the next shift,” the CBI said in its FIR.

All the six have been booked under section 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 120-B (Criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and 13(1)(c) (fraudulent misappropriation) and 13(2) (criminal misconduct) of the Prevention of Corruption Act-1988.

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October 13,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 10: A group of people belonging to Bajrang Dal activists today intercepted a milk van on charge of illegally transporting beef in the city. The police later seized the vehicle and took one person into custody.

The milk van, which was coming from the direction of Pumpwell, did not stop when the Bajrang Dal members signaled the driver to stop. Then the group chased the van and intercepted it near the Wenlock Hospital, it is learnt.

Meanwhile, the sleuths of Mangaluru North Police Station reached the spot and seized the vehicle. There were reportedly three people on board the vehicle. Police took one person into custody, while the other two escaped.

The Bajrang Dal claimed that beef was being transported from Hassan to Kudroli in Mangaluru. Police are investigating the matter.

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