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CBI ARRESTS TWO OFFICERS OF DGFT INCLUDING JOINT DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN TRADE OF DGFT AND MD OF PRIVATE COMPANY IN A BRIBERY CASE

September 07, 2023 11:14 AM

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested B. N. Ramesh, Joint Director General of Foreign Trade at Regional, Authority, Director Generat of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Vi-sakhapatnam. , bnashyam ,-, Venkata Ranganathan,' Section Head, O/o.JDGFT, at RegionalAuthority, DGFT, Visakhapatnam, Penmatsa Sitarama Raju, Managing Director, M/s Kireeti lndenting & Exim Services pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad and Unknown public Servantsin bribery case. 

A case was registered against a Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, Visakhapatnam; Section Head working in the office of JDGFT at Regional Authority of DGFT, Visakhapatnam(Andhra Pradesh);

CBI laid a trap. The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, Visakhapatnam was apprehended for demanding & collecting bribe of Rs.4 Lakh and Section Head, working in the office of JDGFT for demanding & collecting bribe of Rs.50,000/- from Managing Director of private company based at Hyderabad. The briber giver(MD of said private company) was also apprehended.Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused including at Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad & Bangalore which led to recovery of incriminating documents. All the arrested accused were produced today before the Court of Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases, Visakhapatnam and were remanded to Judicial Custody till 18.09.2023.

Managing Director of private company based at Hyderabad. It was alleged that the said public servants were demanding & collecting huge amounts of bribes from the Consultants for issuing new Import Export Certificates as well as for its renewals and other related licenses through Consultants/conduits.

CBI laid a trap. The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, Visakhapatnam was apprehended for demanding & collecting bribe of Rs.4 Lakh and Section Head, working in the office of JDGFT for demanding & collecting bribe of Rs.50,000/- from Managing Director of private company based at Hyderabad. The briber giver(MD of said private company) was also apprehended.

Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused including at Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad & Bangalore which led to recovery of incriminating documents.

All the arrested accused were produced today before the Court of Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases, Visakhapatnam and were remanded to Judicial Custody till 18.09.2023.

 
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