Punjab & Region

Vigilance arrests 2 officers of Cooperative Bank on charges of embezzlement of Rs 1.24 crore

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The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, July 29

As part of the campaign launched by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau to eliminate corruption in government offices under the zero-tolerance policy against the corruption of the government led by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the department unearthed the corruption of Rs. 1,24,46,547deposited in Central Cooperative Bank Rupnagar today.

Assistant manager Bikramjit Singh and senior manager Ashok Singh Mann have been arrested on charges of cheating.

Giving information in this regard, the spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau here today said that during the in-depth investigation of the complaint received by the Bureau, it has come to know that the accused Bikramjit Singh, during his posting in the bank in 2011 to 2016, accessed the accounts of bank managers and other employees of the bank. By misusing IDs, passwords, and other details, a huge amount of money was swindled.

He said that the accused manager was deputed to transfer clearance/draft amount of inward checks from various banks and reconciliation of current accounts of State Cooperative Bank.

They alleged that the accused misused his official position to transfer the fraudulent money to the accounts of his family members and relatives and by sending money to such accounts, a total financial fraud of Rs.1,24,46,547 was committed by the accused.

He further said that Bikramjit Singh was also found guilty in the internal investigation conducted by the Co-operative Bank two years ago.

Giving more information, the spokesperson said that Bikramjit Singh used the ID of other employees besides senior manager Ashok Singh Mann from 2011 to 2016. and password used. But during the investigation, it has come to light that the accused mostly used the ID of Ashok Singh Maan. and used the password but Ashok Singh Mann never complained about it to the bank and higher authorities. Therefore, under the charge of complicity in financial fraud, he has also been included in the trial by complicity.

He said that in this regard, sections 13 (1) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC have been filed against the two accused.

Under section 420, 409, 120-B of Vigilance Bureau, a case has been registered at Ludhiana police station and further action has been started.

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