CBI Arrests Customs Official and Private Individual in Rs 2 Lakh Bribery Case in Jamnagar

Jamnagar, 15th September 2023: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested then Inspector & Dock Examiner, Mundra Port (now Superintendent of Customs, Jamnagar) and a private person in bribery of Rs Two Lakh.

A case was registered against then Inspector & Dock Examiner, Mundra Port(Gujarat), Nitin Sharma, on the allegations of demanding undue advantage of Rs Seven Lakh from Complainant towards clearance of containers during his tenure of posting at Mundra Port. The accused allegedly threatened the Complainant that if the demand of undue advantage was not fulfilled, he would not allow them to work smoothly as Custom House Agent.

CBI laid a trap and caught Shubham Sharma, private person(conduit of said public servant) while accepting undue advantage of Rs.Two Lakh from the Complainant as per directions of then Inspector & Dock Examiner, Mundra Port(now Superintendent of Customs, Jamnagar). Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused including at Mundra and Jamnagar(Gujarat) which led to recovery of cash of Rs 9.50 Lakh(approx) and incriminating documents from the premises of public servant.

Both the arrested accused will be produced today before the Competent Court at Ahmedabad.