CBI FIR against three customs officials in ‘red sanders’ case | India News

CBI FIR against three customs officials in ‘red sanders’ case | India News

HYDERABAD: The CBI and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have unearthed a racket where customs officials and red sanders smugglers illegaly exported the priced wood by air cargo.
This came to light after seizure of multiple consignments of red sanders logs, weighing 3,293kg, from Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh.
The seizures were made while the logs were being exported illegally by listing them as pipes.
Three customs officials and two others have been named in the CBI FIR. The accused officials are superintendents of customs – C Venkatesh and Anantha Padmanabha Rao -and inspector Ravinder Pawar of Bangalore Air Cargo complex.
The other two were identified as customs house agent – T Satish Kumar – whose licence was under suspension, and illegal exporter, Najeeb. The customs officials have been booked by CBI’s Bengaluru anti-corruption branch for criminal conspiracy and also under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Assam Press