CBI arrests absconding fraudsters
New Delhi:A case had been registered earlier in the names of several non-existing firms and persons for having submitted false and fabricated documents with regard to sanction and disbursal of various credit facilities at Punjab National Bank(PNB), for an amount approx.of Rs.22 crores.
In an ongoing investigation of the abovesaid PNB fraud case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two absconding persons, who were on the flee since past 1 ½ years.
The accused have been produced before Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bangalore and remanded to police custody for 3 days.
In another similar case, CBI arrested an Accountant of State Bank of India for forgery of bank drafts. A case was registered earlier on November,1994 under section 420, 467, 468, 471 of IPC and 13(2) and 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The accused had allegedly issued two Bank Draft books in his name and prepared 20 drafts issued by SBI Opera Branch, Bombay, drawn on SBI, Polytechnic Branch, Ahmedabad in favor of his private firm and cheated the bank to the tune of Rs.16,82,500/-(approx).
After investigation, a charge sheet was filed against the then Accountant, SBI, Ahmedabad in the Court of Special Judge following which he absconded.
Finally, CBI traced the absconding accused and arrested him from Pune and is being produced today in the Court of Special Judge, CBI, Ahmedabad.