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CBI nabs two for trying to bribe Customs official


Mumbai: Two persons were arrested for allegedly trying to bribe a Customs officer, Central Bureau of Investigation officials said on Saturday.

“A tempo carrying smuggled goods, including mobile accessories, valued at Rs 4 crore was intercepted by a Customs official near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in south Mumbai,” a CBI official said.

Following the incident, Rajendra Singh Rajpurohit, director of a firm called Avista Multi Trade Pvt, along with his brother Manav Jagarwal, came forward to claim the goods, the official said.

“Later a custom broker, Himanshu Ajmera, came to meet the Customs official claiming to be a representative of Avista Multi Trade and allegedly offered him a bribe,” he said.