CBI books former Goa Customs Commissioner in DA case

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Panaji: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a disproportionate assets (DA) case against Rajagopal Manohar, the then Commissioner of Customs, Mormugao. According to the information, Manohar is currently posted outside the state as Commissioner CGST.

As per CBI, information was received from reliable sources that Manohar, while working as Commissioner of Customs during the period from January 2011 to September 26, 2019, at Pune and Goa, had allegedly through corrupt and illegal means, amassed disproportionate assets both, movable and immovable in his name and in the name of his family members.

As per CBI, during the check period (January 2011 to September 2019), Manohar allegedly amassed disproportionate assets to the tune of over Rs 1.39 crore, which is 110.27 per cent of his income.

Considering the income of Rs 1,26,36,526 during the check period and the expenditure of Rs 1,68,37,131, the accused should have likely saving of minus Rs 42,00,605, CBI said adding that Manohar is found to have amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs 1,39,34,906 in his name and names of family members during the check period. The disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 1,39,34,906 are 110.27 per cent of his income, said CBI, adding that Manohar intentionally enriched himself illicitly during the period of his office.

According to CBI, prima facie, it reveals commission of cognisable offence on the part of Manohar. As such, an FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and further investigation is in progress.