The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Principal Chief Commissioner of Central Excise (an IRS officer), Chennai Zone & four Superintendents of Central Excise, Chennai on the allegations that during November, 2016, they conspired with each other and demanded illegal gratification for making favourable transfer postings of certain officers of Central Excise, on payment of Rs. One lakh per person. Further, one of the accused allegedly got an appointment of said Principal Chief Commissioner for delivering Rs.Two lakh at her residence on 29.11.2016.

Searches were conducted at seven places in Chennai including the residential & official premises of the accused persons which led to recovery of incriminating documents. During searches at the premises of Principal Chief Commissioner, incriminating documents; around 37 liquor bottles including imported liquor; 83 numbers of gold coins weighing 684 grams (approx); cash of Rs. 7.93 lakh (approx) and a cash of Rs.Two lakh as alleged bribe handed over at her residence; Fixed Deposits worth Rs.1.2 crore(approx); Property documents of five immovable assets at Chennai, Bangaluru & Aurangabad were recovered. Cash of Rs.2.62 lakh (approx); FDs worth around 30 lakh; Locker key and incriminating documents were also recovered from the premises of other accused persons.

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