CBI books Cadbury India for allegedly obtaining factory licence in HP


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Cadbury India Limited (now Mondolez Foods Pvt Ltd) and Central Excise tax officials for allegedly obtaining a licence of chocolate factory in Himachal Pradesh in 2009-2010.

It is alleged that the company in conspiracy with Excise officials availed excise exemption benefits of Rs 240 crores (appox) for its new manufacturing unit in Himachal Pradesh. The CBI sleuths carried out searches on Wednesday at nearly half a dozen locations in Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

A case has been registered against the company and Excise officials on charges of cheating and under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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