TAUFIQUE IS OUT BUT DRI NABS HIS CLOSE AID IN Rs 30 CR CASE

June 4, 2006

TAUFIQUE IS OUT BUT DRI NABS HIS CLOSE AID IN Rs 30 CR CASE

This is AGAIN a bad NEWS for MUMBAI CUSTOMS !!

Please read the following article. Which is from Taxindiaonline.

 We would like to get information on this please.

TAUFIQUE IS OUT BUT DRI NABS HIS CLOSE AID IN Rs 30 CR CASE

By Taxindiaonline News Service
MUMBAI, 3 MAY : EVEN as the Mumbai Customs fails to fix accountability for the missing EoU documents related to notorious EoU fraudster Taufique Haji Gaffar, the Ahmedabad DRI has arrested his close associate Shyam Bihani who was allegedly operating from Jaipur, Mumbai, Surat and Vadodara.

Wanted in customs duty evasion case of about Rs 30 crore he was on the run for quite some time. It is learnt that his companies had forged several advance licences and done huge duty -free imports of goods which were later sold in the open market. On Wednesday he was picked up by the DRI sleuths and remanded in judicial custody.

In contrast to these cases, Taufique has become a tough challenge for the department. Though Cofeposa was invoked against him, our police and judicial systems have come to his rescue as he first moved the Ahmedabad High Court and then Mumbai High Court. Even as the court cases are on, a parallel probe was initiated by the Mumbai Customs to probe how did his papers disappear from the customs house. Though there is, as a matter of rules, a custodian of EoU documents in every Customs House but no action was taken against the one in Mumbai. In fact, he was not even shifted out of that slot till he retired. Despite a clear-cut system of appointing an AC (EoU), the Mumbai Customs and the Vigilance are struggling to find out how did the documents sleather out of their custody!

From the slow progress in the case it would not be far fetched to conclude that there is an apparent lack of interest among the topbrass here who have done virtually nothing to fix either Taufique or his associates or those who connived with him. It is a common sense that no document misses like this unless somebody has some interests involved in it.

But despite High Court observations, the customs has not been able to arrive at any conclusion. And it now appears that the department has given up its efforts to recover more than Rs 30 crore evaded by his group of companies like Rajasthan Fashion, Skyline, Gunjan Fabrics, Texmo Fab and many more. Though the EoU rules have been changed in this year Exim Policy, such examples would go a long way in encouraging fly-by-night operators to cheat the exchequer and coolly get away with it! 

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TAUFIK ONCE AGAIN GOES UNDERGROUND; SC COMES TO GOVT’S RESCUE

June 4, 2006

May 4th 2006  

Smt. Neerja Shah Addl DG (VIg.) Directorate General of Vigilance, Customs and Central Excise West Zonal Unit, 4th Floor, Transport House, Poona Street, Masjid (East) Mumbai – 40009

Phone No. (022) 22619506 Fax (022) 23703133

e-mail:  adgvigwest@cbec.gov.in mail2vigilance@indiatimes.com  

Sub: TAUFIK ONCE AGAIN GOES UNDERGROUND; SC COMES TO GOVT'S RESCUE 

What is the story here. A big case it is happening like this !!

Please read the following article. You might know about this,

We would like to get information on this please.

TAUFIK ONCE AGAIN GOES UNDERGROUND; SC COMES TO GOVT'S RESCUE

By Taxindiaonline News Service

NEW DELHI, 13 MAY, 2003: THE EoU fraudster Taufik Haji Gaffar's case has indeed become a saga of

administrative machinations, misuse of judicial generosity and pinnacle of connivance.

But for the Ministry of Finance which has so far failed to enforce its Cofeposa detention order it is nothing but one

after another judicial battle.

The latest is that it has gone to the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court stay order

and the apex court has responded positively to the SLP by vacating the

HC stay on enforcement of the detention order.

No sooner the apex court vacated the stay,

Taufik who could be seen loitering around in the corridors of Delhi High Court has

once again gone underground! And simple excuse resorted to by the Surat Police

is that they have no information about him.

Probably the Gujarat Police believes that economic offenders like Taufik are expected to walk into their thanas

rather than their cops giving him a chase!

What prompted the MoF to move the SC was the controversial submission of original grounds of detention

which were not served on the accused but were submitted before the Bench.

This clearly indicated that there was some leakage from the Cofeposa office.

Then the government plea was that the documents submitted were

fabricated and not a copy of the original grounds of detention.

But the case appeared to be slipping out of the government as

two giant legal experts Mr P Chidambram and Mr Ram Jethmalani were holding the fort for Taufik.

But then the SC came to the rescue of the Government.

However, what sounds mysterious is the fact that the no action has been

taken against the officials who may be involved in leaking confidential documents from the

the Cofeposa office or elsewhere in the system?

This case clearly indicates that though the Government had issued

the detention order it never had the willingness to enforce it.

No other appears to be pursuing it seriously except for the Mumbai Customs.

Even in the Mumbai Customs the senior officials don't appear to be putting

their heart and brain behind the case.

So Taufik is all set to go down in the history of EoU exports as an

uncatchable and unbeatable hero of duty frauds!

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AFTER TAUFIQ ALL ‘WICKETS’ FALL LIKE TAIL-ENDERS IN INDIAN CRICKET! //

May 30, 2006

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May 2nd 2006

Smt. Neerja Shah
Addl DG (VIg.)
Directorate General of Vigilance,
Customs and Central Excise
West Zonal Unit, 4th Floor,
Transport House, Poona Street, Masjid (East)
Mumbai – 40009

Phone No. (022) 22619506
Fax (022) 23703133

e-mail:  adgvigwest@cbec.gov.in
mail2vigilance@indiatimes.com

Sub: AFTER TAUFIQ ALL 'WICKETS' FALL LIKE TAIL-ENDERS IN INDIAN CRICKET! // Request for information as per RTI Act 2005. All of these are simple questions. You should have the answers in a short period of time.

WICKETS now means officers in your department !!
Who is going to  FALL now ?
Are you protecting any of them !! 
We are watching for your actions !!!!!

This is another story dated 26.07.2003 I am finding more and more stories on Mumbai Customs office !!! I hope you can provide all the answers to my questions as per RTI Act 2005.

AFTER TAUFIQ ALL 'WICKETS' FALL LIKE TAIL-ENDERS IN INDIAN CRICKET!

MUMBAI, 26 JULY : THE first wicket to fall in the EoU fraudster Taufiq Haji Gaffar case was that of his own brother who was detained under Cofeposa last year. Given that the Surat Police could not do proper 'bowling' for the past one year the second wicket took pretty long time when Taufiq himself was picked up under Cofeposa recently.

With Taufiq being considered as Sachin Tendulkar of the large team of racketeers coming from various walks of life, other wickets have fallen like the middle-level and tail-enders of the Indian Cricket team! And it happened because this time the 'bowler' happened to be the Mumbai CBI rather than the Surat Police!

Only two days back the ace agency launched a mega hunt for all those customs officials who were accused of being instrumental in abetting this fraud! Thanks to the former constitution of the Board this case was referred to the CBI to unearth the exact dimension of the case. A search operation was launched at the office and residential premises of four customs officials _ one of them is of JC-rank, presently posted at Pune; the second one is an AC at Sahar Air Cargo and the other two are Appraisers. A few others who helped Taufiq were also raided.

All the four officials have been accused of being hand-in-glove with Taufiq. Since during their tenure in Mumbai Customs several original documents were misplaced and forged procurement certificates were accepted which helped Taufiq of clearing goods duty-free and then selling them off in the open market at a premium.

Several of the importing firms were found to be non-existent but they did large-scale duty-free imports thanks to active support of some officials who willingly closed their eyes to all such wrong-doings.

No doubt, the CBI has not found much in these operations as it was expected because the case itself has become several years old but it has laid its hands on certain documents which may help it in the on-going investigation. But what is indeed going to be a big challenge for the CBI is the fact that it must identify all the patrons of Taufiq who must also be patrons of several other fraudsters going scot-free! Given that Taufiq was just an ordinary importer and wanted to become rich overnight but what about all those officials who despite being in the chair of the custodian of exchequer's interests have developed the habit of conniving with fraudsters? They are much dangerous enemy of the economy than fraudsters like Taufiq who have very short life-span to cause long-term damage to the system! But, will the CBI be able to do it?

_________________________________________

PLEASE provide answer to the following questions. Send it by email please. Email is efficient way sending information and communicating.

1. Is the story is correct ?

2. If yes, who were the officers raided by CBI? Can you list them please. What are they doing now ? Are they still working ? How many got suspended from service ? How many are facing jail time ? Are you protecting any one from that list ?

3. Has Directorate General of Vigilance taken any action against these officers? If yes, WHEN was it taken ? If no, What is the reason for not acting on this ?

4. Have any of those offisers been posted in sensitive postings in your department after the raid of CBI and put them under cloud ?

5. If yes, why they have been posted in sensitive posting and if not, give the details of their posting since the CBI raid. Please specify for all the officers.


If we need any more information from you we will write to you.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
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mail2vigilance <mail2vigilance@indiatimes.com> wrote:

F.No.: II/39(Vig)RTI-02/2006-07 Mumabi, the 24th April, 2006.

Shri V.M. Kumaraswamy

Gentleman,

Please refer to your e-mail dated 16.04.2006, in response to this office letter /e-mail dated 13.04.2006, on the above subject.
2. It appears that the reply of this office vide letter /e-mail dated 13.04.2006 has not been understood by you. It is therefore requested that you may please visit this office on any working day, convenient to you, for further clarifications.
3. Your e-mail revels a high regard for transparency. It is requested that transparency on the following may please be shown:
(i) Do you have the copy of the complaint purportedly sent by Shri Ravinder Kumar, referred to in your e-mail. If so, please inform as to from whom did you get this copy ?
(ii) If you do not have the copy, please inform as to from where and from whom did you get the contents which have been produced in your e-mail?
4. It is further observed that your e-mail dated 16.04.2004 mentions about certain details which are not mentioned in the contents of the complaint purportedly sent by Shri Ravinder Kumar. In view of the same, it is requested that transparency on the following may please be shown:
(i) What makes you say hat Shri V.B. Singh was allowed to join Vigilance due to the case of Taufik Haji Gaffar and he was entrusted to investigate one of the most sensitive case i.e. Surat Rebate case, by me ?
(ii) What do you understand by "CIU'? What makes you think that it is Deputy Commissioner of CIU who should have invoked COFEPOSA?
(iii) How and from whom did you get to know that the then Deputy Commissioner of CIU is working in this office or otherwise?
(iv) Please send the copy of the article which says that Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) V.H. Bathija on 07.03.2001 arrested TAUFIK. How and from whom did you get to know that Mr. V.H. Bathija is working in this office or otherwise?

5. Similarly, in your e-mail dated 19.04.2006, you have mentioned about one Alok Garg who has submitted forged/false/invalid certificate of ex-serviceman to claim age relaxation to join service. However, nothing has been mentioned about as to who Alok Garg is, in which department Alok Garg is working. Please inform as to how and from whom did you get to know that this office is investigating or not investigating Alok Garg or otherwise?
6. It is further requested that documentary or other evidences that may be available with you to establish that the allegations against Shri V.B. Singh, made in the complaint purportedly sent by Shri Ravinder Kumar, are false, may also please be sent to this office.

Yours faithfully,

(NEERJA SHAH)
Additional Director General


TAUFIQ IN TROUBLE BUT NONE HAPPY ABOUT IT! // Who was unhappy about this ?

May 30, 2006

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Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 16:52:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Venkat Kumaraswamy" <vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com>
Subject: TAUFIQ IN TROUBLE BUT NONE HAPPY ABOUT IT! // Who was unhappy about this ?
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May 2nd 2006

Smt. Neerja Shah
Addl DG (VIg.)
Directorate General of Vigilance,
Customs and Central Excise
West Zonal Unit, 4th Floor,
Transport House, Poona Street, Masjid (East)
Mumbai – 40009

Phone No. (022) 22619506
Fax (022) 23703133

e-mail:  adgvigwest@cbec.gov.in
mail2vigilance@indiatimes.com

Sub: TAUFIQ IN TROUBLE BUT NONE HAPPY ABOUT IT!  Who was unhappy about this ?

Who was not happy in your department about this ? All over INDIA people were talking about how this person got arrested and about the person who really NAILED this person.

Can you tell all of us in INDIA, Who was responsbile for getting the COFEPOSA Advisory Board made to confirm the detention of EoU fraudster Taufiq Haji Gaffar ? Who is that officer ? Is that officer from your department ? Can provide details about that officer please. Let the country know about that officer. Was that officer was given PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL AWARD for doing this kind of work ? Di you recomend that officer for these kind of awards ? Please let us know in detail.

Read the article:

TAUFIQ IN TROUBLE BUT NONE HAPPY ABOUT IT!

THE Cofeposa Advisory Board has finally confirmed the detention order of EoU fraudster Taufiq Haji Gaffar recently. But no sooner the news reached the Mumbai Customs which should have actually celebrated it as it was its one of the toughest cases but very few appeared to be happy about it. Most saw their own jaws dropping almost-inadvertantly. The reason for their forlorn face was none but the fact that they had done their bit to help him out but the luck was not on his side. However, the department is yet to establish wh had leaked the original ground of detention to Taufiq which used the same to earn reprieve from the Delhi High Court. Later the same was challenged through an SLP in the Supreme Court and then the case finally tilted in favour of the department. To what extent the department is going to make use of this case to create an environ of fear among faudsters it is to be seen now.

__________________________
Please provide answers to all our questions in this email and send it by email to me. Email is an efficient way of communicating and providing information.

1. It looks like his story has come out after the COFEPOSA Advisory Board ahd confirmed the detention order of Taufik Haji Gaffar. Is this true ? Who was responsible to present this case to the COFEPOSA Board ? can you let us know please ? We would like know the details of that person. Name and where he is working ? Has he been promoted in your department ?

2. Were you UNHAPPY about this ? Please be open.

3. Were any one in your department was UNHAPPY about this ? Please let us know in detail.

If we need any more information from you we will write to you.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
This is Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA. in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India's largest e-governance Yahoogroup under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA
 

eGovINDIA, INDIA WBA, EKAVI and INDIA RTI has taken up several matters and issues in their forum to discuss and to bring into national level and attention of CVC, CAG, CBI, CBEC, Supreme Court, High Courts, State Officials and Highest officials in INDIA. All News Papers will be included for wider circulation.

INDIA WBA has taken up the issues of WHISTLEBLOWERS in INDIA.
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mail2vigilance <mail2vigilance@indiatimes.com> wrote:

F.No.: II/39(Vig)RTI-02/2006-07 Mumabi, the 24th April, 2006.

Shri V.M. Kumaraswamy

Gentleman,

Please refer to your e-mail dated 16.04.2006, in response to this office letter /e-mail dated 13.04.2006, on the above subject.
2. It appears that the reply of this office vide letter /e-mail dated 13.04.2006 has not been understood by you. It is therefore requested that you may please visit this office on any working day, convenient to you, for further clarifications.
3. Your e-mail revels a high regard for transparency. It is requested that transparency on the following may please be shown:
(i) Do you have the copy of the complaint purportedly sent by Shri Ravinder Kumar, referred to in your e-mail. If so, please inform as to from whom did you get this copy ?
(ii) If you do not have the copy, please inform as to from where and from whom did you get the contents which have been produced in your e-mail?
4. It is further observed that your e-mail dated 16.04.2004 mentions about certain details which are not mentioned in the contents of the complaint purportedly sent by Shri Ravinder Kumar. In view of the same, it is requested that transparency on the following may please be shown:
(i) What makes you say hat Shri V.B. Singh was allowed to join Vigilance due to the case of Taufik Haji Gaffar and he was entrusted to investigate one of the most sensitive case i.e. Surat Rebate case, by me ?
(ii) What do you understand by "CIU'? What makes you think that it is Deputy Commissioner of CIU who should have invoked COFEPOSA?
(iii) How and from whom did you get to know that the then Deputy Commissioner of CIU is working in this office or otherwise?
(iv) Please send the copy of the article which says that Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) V.H. Bathija on 07.03.2001 arrested TAUFIK. How and from whom did you get to know that Mr. V.H. Bathija is working in this office or otherwise?

5. Similarly, in your e-mail dated 19.04.2006, you have mentioned about one Alok Garg who has submitted forged/false/invalid certificate of ex-serviceman to claim age relaxation to join service. However, nothing has been mentioned about as to who Alok Garg is, in which department Alok Garg is working. Please inform as to how and from whom did you get to know that this office is investigating or not investigating Alok Garg or otherwise?
6. It is further requested that documentary or other evidences that may be available with you to establish that the allegations against Shri V.B. Singh, made in the complaint purportedly sent by Shri Ravinder Kumar, are false, may also please be sent to this office.

Yours faithfully,

(NEERJA SHAH)
Additional Director General


TAUFIQUE IS OUT BUT DRI NABS HIS CLOSE AID IN Rs 30 CR CASE

May 30, 2006

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Subject: TAUFIQUE IS OUT BUT DRI NABS HIS CLOSE AID IN Rs 30 CR CASE
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May 6th 2006

Smt. Neerja Shah
Addl DG (VIg.)
Directorate General of Vigilance,
Customs and Central Excise
West Zonal Unit, 4th Floor,
Transport House, Poona Street, Masjid (East)
Mumbai – 40009

Phone No. (022) 22619506
Fax (022) 23703133

e-mail:  adgvigwest@cbec.gov.in
mail2vigilance@indiatimes.com


Sub:   TAUFIQUE IS OUT BUT DRI NABS HIS CLOSE AID IN Rs 30 CR CASE

This is AGAIN a bad NEWS for MUMBAI CUSTOMS !!

Please read the following article. Which is from Taxindiaonline.

 We would like to get information on this please.

TAUFIQUE IS OUT BUT DRI NABS HIS CLOSE AID IN Rs 30 CR CASE

By Taxindiaonline News Service
MUMBAI, 3 MAY : EVEN as the Mumbai Customs fails to fix accountability for the missing EoU documents related to notorious EoU fraudster Taufique Haji Gaffar, the Ahmedabad DRI has arrested his close associate Shyam Bihani who was allegedly operating from Jaipur, Mumbai, Surat and Vadodara.

Wanted in customs duty evasion case of about Rs 30 crore he was on the run for quite some time. It is learnt that his companies had forged several advance licences and done huge duty -free imports of goods which were later sold in the open market. On Wednesday he was picked up by the DRI sleuths and remanded in judicial custody.

In contrast to these cases, Taufique has become a tough challenge for the department. Though Cofeposa was invoked against him, our police and judicial systems have come to his rescue as he first moved the Ahmedabad High Court and then Mumbai High Court. Even as the court cases are on, a parallel probe was initiated by the Mumbai Customs to probe how did his papers disappear from the customs house. Though there is, as a matter of rules, a custodian of EoU documents in every Customs House but no action was taken against the one in Mumbai. In fact, he was not even shifted out of that slot till he retired. Despite a clear-cut system of appointing an AC (EoU), the Mumbai Customs and the Vigilance are struggling to find out how did the documents sleather out of their custody!

From the slow progress in the case it would not be far fetched to conclude that there is an apparent lack of interest among the topbrass here who have done virtually nothing to fix either Taufique or his associates or those who connived with him. It is a common sense that no document misses like this unless somebody has some interests involved in it.

But despite High Court observations, the customs has not been able to arrive at any conclusion. And it now appears that the department has given up its efforts to recover more than Rs 30 crore evaded by his group of companies like Rajasthan Fashion, Skyline, Gunjan Fabrics, Texmo Fab and many more. Though the EoU rules have been changed in this year Exim Policy, such examples would go a long way in encouraging fly-by-night operators to cheat the exchequer and coolly get away with it! 

___________________________________________________

Please provide the information as per RTI Act 2005. Email is the best wat to send information. Please send the information by email to me.

1. Who is overall Incharge of Mumbai Customs ?

2. The artcile reflect what has happened in Taufiq's case. What actions have you taken to find and seize all the properties ?

3. WHY Mumbai Customs is lagging behind in taking actions ?

4. What is the status of the officers associated with the above TAUFIQUE investigation? Where are they posted and whether any is working under you?

5.
What action has been taken against the officials who misplaced or destroyed the files and documents pertaining to Taufiq Haji Gaffar? Do you have any report in your office ? please provide all details.

6. Which section of Mumbai Customs had  investigated the aspect of misplace / loss of documents documents aspect ? Do you have this report? Please provide me the copy.

Please provide answers to all of these questions as per RTI Act 2005.

If we need any more information from you we will write to you.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA

This is Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA. in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India's largest e-governance Yahoogroup under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA
 

eGovINDIA, INDIA WBA, EKAVI and INDIA RTI has taken up several matters and issues in their forum to discuss and to bring into national level and attention of CVC, CAG, CBI, CBEC, Supreme Court, High Courts, State Officials and Highest officials in INDIA. All News Papers will be included for wider circulation.

INDIA WBA has taken up the issues of WHISTLEBLOWERS in INDIA.
India WhistleBlower Act:The Action Group;http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA

INDIA RTI has taken up issues related Right to Information for all in INDIA.

Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI