CBI to investigate 6 Customs Officials for helping in import of guns as toys

The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to file a case against six customs officials for allegedly helping in importing real guns by marking them as toy guns. These six officials will be investigated by Crime branch officials as it was found that these six officials, who worked at the air cargo complex in Mumbai allowed the “blank guns” or those without ammunition to be imported by masking them as toy guns in documents between 2016 and 2017.

An (FIR) First Information Report has also been filed by the CBI in the case.

As per media reports, it is being said that this is not just a corruption case but also involves security aspects, so along with Prevention of Corruption Act, the Arms Act has also been invoked against the accused.

At least 255 blank guns were imported by Balaji Automotive Solutions in 2016 by concealing them as toy guns with the help of the six customs officials, the CBI said in the FIR.

The issue was later revealed when a consignment of such guns was intercepted by the Special Intelligence and Investigation Branch that deals with imports at the air cargo complex in May 2017.

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