CBI arrests 2 JNPT officials on graft charges

Friday, 6 October 2006 - 9:01pm IST | Agency: PTI
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested four persons, including two senior officials of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

MUMBAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested four persons, including two senior officials of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), under the Prevention of Corruption Act.


Assistant Commissioner T K Chakraborty of the Customs Department of JNPT, Appraiser P Kiro, and two Customs clearing agents were arrested and remanded to custody till October 10, CBI officials said.


The agency had on Thursday raided the home of Chakraborty and seized Rs five lakh and jewellery worth Rs four lakh. A case of possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income was registered against him, CBI Deputy Inspector General Kiran Jadhav said.


The CBI also seized documents for three immovable properties worth Rs 50 lakh, and confiscated a car, Demat accounts and many shares, he said. Two bank lockers of the customs official were yet to be opened, he said


In the second raid, CBI seized unaccounted money to the tune of Rs 10 lakh from different bank accounts of Kiro. Officials also recovered a fixed deposit of Rs two lakh and documents for property worth Rs 12 lakh.


Two of Kiro's bank lockers were also yet to be opened, Jadhav said.


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