The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an absconding accused (a private person) in a case relating to alleged fraud in the Duty Free Replenishment Certificates (DFRCs) obtained from Directorate of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Mumbai during 2005 and thereby causing a loss of Rs. 2.17 Crores (Approx) to Custom Department.
According to CBI press note, CBI had registered a case on March 26, 2007. After investigation, a chargesheet was filed on October 6, 2008 in the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Mumbai under sections 120-B r/w 420, 467, 468, 471 IPC and substantive offences thereof against 11 private accused persons.
The said accused was absconding since investigation. Subsequently, he was declared Proclaimed Offender on November 24, 2010 by the Trial Court. He was avoiding investigation/trial of the case by frequently changing his addresses and mobile numbers. After continuous efforts, CBI traced the accused and arrested him.
The arrested accused was produced before the additional chief metropolitan magistrate (ACMM), 19th Court, Mumbai and was remanded to Judicial Custody till July 18, 2014.