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The CBI conducted raids in the early hours in connection with the multi-crore scam in the Punjab National Bank branch located at Vikas Bhawan.
CBI knocked again in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. On Thursday, the team of Anti-Corruption Branch, Lucknow, conducted raids in connection with the multi-crore scam in the Punjab National Bank branch located at Vikas Bhawan. Due to this surprise raid, there was a stir throughout the day in the entire Vikas Bhawan. A two-member team of CBI questioned the officers and employees of some other departments including the social welfare department, including the bank. Also took some important documents.
Team took documents from many departments
The team of officers who came from Lucknow had also contacted some officers and employees on Tuesday. But on Thursday they reached Vikas Bhavan only. Apart from the bank, two CBI officers on Thursday collected documents along with interrogation in some other departments including Social Welfare Department, DPRO Office. On the demand of officials from the Social Welfare Department, the list of beneficiaries who got scholarship between 2012 and 2015 was sought, but the departmental officials said that it would be available from Lucknow. At present the team is currently camping in Gorakhpur.
CBI camped in Gorakhpur
The team will return to Lucknow departure on Friday. The amount of the scam is being estimated to be five crores but it is being told that this amount may increase further. CBI has registered an FIR in this case in April 2017 along with 5 officers-employees of the bank including former branch manager SN Choubey.
Inquiry already done
However, many times before this, the CBI has summoned the officers, employees of various departments including the bank to Lucknow and interrogated them for hours. In 2019, on 23 and 24 September also, two employees of the Social Welfare Department have been questioned. Bank officers, employees of the scam as well as former and present officers-employees of some other departments of the district are on the radar.
Embezzlement by opening 15 dummy accounts
Former manager SN Choubey, with the help of his officers and employees of the bank, opened 15 dummy accounts of various government schemes and withdrawn about Rs 5 crore between 2012 and 2015. These schemes included schemes like Mahamaya Financial Assistance, Rani Laxmi Bai Yojana, Disabled Pension, Scholarship, Old-Widow Pension.
FIR has been registered against them
Branch Manager Shyama Nand Choubey, Loan Incharge Pradeep Kumar Jaiswal, Loan Incharge Om Prakash Mall, Head Cashier Rajendra Kumar, Peon Arvind Kumar and many others unknown.
CBI’s full cooperation in interrogation
PNB Bank Vikas Bhawan Branch Manager Manager Singh said that the CBI team had come for the investigation. In some cases, inquiries have been made. Whatever information is being sought, they are being given by the bank. We are fully cooperating with the inquiry.