Vigilance Bureau arrests two coop bank officers for embezzlement of Rs 1.24 crore
Rupnagar : Aiming to check the corruption in public offices in line with the zero tolerance policy of Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann led government, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Friday arrested Assitant Manager Bikramjit Singh and Senior Manager Ashok Singh Mann for committing financial fraud in the Central Cooperative Bank Rupnagar to the tune of Rs 1,24,46,547.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau (VB) said during the investigation of a complaint received in the Bureau it was found that accused Bikrmajit Singh has misappropriated the huge money by misusing account IDs, passwords and details of other employees and bank managers during his posting in the bank from the year 2011 to 2016.
He informed that accused manager was deputed in the clearance/draft amount transfer of inward checks from various banks and reconciliation of the current account of the State Cooperative Bank.
He alleged that the accused had misused his official position and transferred the embezzled money into the accounts of his family and relatives and total amount of Rs. 1,24,46,547 was usurped in such accounts.
He further informed that Bikramajit Singh was also held guilty in an internal investigation done by the cooperative bank itself two years ago.Divulging more details the spokesperson further added that Bikramjit Singh used the ID and passwords of senior manager Ashok Singh Mann besides other employees from the year 2011 to 2016.
During probe it has came to light that the accused had mostly been using password and IDs of Ashok Singh Mann but he never complained to the bank and higher authorities. Hence he was also booked in this case for his connivance in committing the financial fraud.
He informed that in this regard a case under 13 (1) and 13 (2) under Prevention of Corruption Act and 420, 409, 120-B of IPC has been registered against both the accused at VB police station Ludhiana and further investigations of this case is under progress.