The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Preventive Officer of Customs, Goa in an on-going investigation of disproportionate assets case. His father (private person) was also arrested.

A case was registered against the Preventive Officer of Customs, Goa. The Customs Officer P P Gupta worked as a preventive officer who has earlier worked at the unaccompanied baggage centre (UBC) at the Goa airport. He is now attached to the Customs House, Mormugao, and he is natives of Jharkhand. Gupta had booked an apartment in Thane, Maharashtra while he hails from “ordinary” family and does not have a wealthy background. During his service, Gupta got many sensitive postings, which include three postings at Dabolim Airport and UBC, where recently large scale smuggling of cigarette imports was detected.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the father of the public servant had allegedly withdrawn cash of Rs.1.19 crore (approx.) from his bank account at Daltonganj (Jharkhand) and hid the amount elsewhere after CBI searched the premises of accused. Based on the disclosures made by the accused persons in custody, two (02) suitcases containing hidden currency notes of Rs.1,18,50,000/- were recovered.

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