The CBI has arrested a Superintendent of Central Excise Department for allegedly stealing 100 kg gold from custom’s godown at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport 13 years ago, an official said on Thursday. Sanjeev Kumar, currently serving at the Excise Department’s Kundli division in Haryana’s Sonipat, was arrested three days ago after his day-long questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials here. He was later presented before a special CBI court in the city that sent him to the agency’s custody till May 28.
Kumar is accused of stealing a 100 kg gold from the custom’s godown at IGI Airport where he was posted as custodian between 2002 and 2004. The CBI took over the case from the Delhi Police and filed an FIR on March 17. “In the case, it has so far found that the 100 kg of gold was pilfered or stolen and replaced with non-precious metal in the custom’s godown,” the CBI official said. He said that the agency also conducted searches at his residential premises in Delhi a day after his arrest and recovered some incriminating documents.