Customs official demands Rs 30,000 bribe, arrested

The CBIs Anti-Corruption Bureau booked a criminal case against a customs official working at the Kempegowda International Airport on Thursday for demanding a bribe to release electronic items.

S Muthukrishna, proprietor of B S Systems, informed the CBI after superintendent of customs Shafiulla demanded Rs 30,000 bribe to release electronic items he brought from Bangkok.

After the immigration check, Muthukrishna collected the items and approached the customs area. Shafiulla, who was on duty, demanded money to release the goods.

No funds, lied victim

Muthukrishna acted as if he did not have money on him and told Shafiulla that he would return with the cash he needed to collect from family and friends.

Muthukrishna informed the CBI office, according to an official release from the probe agency.

CBI officials, who visited the airport to verify the genuineness of the complaint, booked a criminal case against Shafiulla, the release said.

The CBI’s Anti-Corruption Bureau booked a criminal case against a customs official working at the Kempegowda International Airport on Thursday for demanding a bribe to release electronic items.

S Muthukrishna, proprietor of B S Systems, informed the CBI after superintendent of customs Shafiulla demanded Rs 30,000 bribe to release electronic items he brought from Bangkok.

After the immigration check, Muthukrishna collected the items and approached the customs area. Shafiulla, who was on duty, demanded money to release the goods.

No funds, lied victim

Muthukrishna acted as if he did not have money on him and told Shafiulla that he would return with the cash he needed to collect from family and friends.

Muthukrishna informed the CBI office, according to an official release from the probe agency.

CBI officials, who visited the airport to verify the genuineness of the complaint, booked a criminal case against Shafiulla, the release said.

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