Former deputy commissioner of Customs and family get jail term, fine over excess assets case

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The CBI special court has sentenced PR Vijayan, former deputy commissioner of Kozhikode Customs, and his family to two years of rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 2.50 crore for owning assets disproportionate to his known sources of income

A CBI enquiry reportedly found Rs 78.90 lakh-worth assets in the name of Vijayan, his wife and three daughters.

The CBI has alleged that Vijayan misused his position to amass much more than the amount found during the investigation.

The investigators had found documents to prove Rs 50 lakh sent by Vijayan's son-in-law from UAE to his wife and relatives.

Judge KK Balakrishnan said the proceedings in that case will not affect the verdict of the excess assets case against Vijayan.

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