KOCHI: Vineet Ohri has taken charge as the Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax, Cochin Zone, having jurisdiction over the State of Kerala and Lakshadweep. Mr. Ohri is a 1975 batch IRS Officer. Before joining Kochi, he has held charges in prevention of smuggling on the Indo-Pak border, the Enforcement & Control of Narcotics in India. He has been on deputation to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and in charge of sea/airports across the country. In Punjab and West Bengal, he held the charge as Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax. – Special Correspondent