CBI books PNB cashier for allegedly siphoning off Rs 4.98 cr from Bhopal-based firm's account

The CBI has booked an official at PNB for allegedly siphoning off Rs 4.98 crore from the bank account of a Bhopal-based infrastructure construction company
CBI books PNB cashier for allegedly siphoning off Rs 4.98 cr from Bhopal-based firm's account
CBI books PNB cashier for allegedly siphoning off Rs 4.98 cr from Bhopal-based firm's accountPSU Watch

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked an official at Punjab National Bank (PNB) for allegedly siphoning off Rs 4.98 crore from the bank account of an infrastructure construction company based in Bhopal to a number of accounts, the CBI spokesperson said on Thursday. "CBI has registered a case against one Head Cashier of Punjab National Bank, Delhi Road Branch, Hapur, a private person and unknown persons on allegations of illegal transfer of Rs. 4.98 crore (approx) from the account of a Business Entity maintaining a Cash credit Account at PNB, LCB Branch, Bhopal," said the CBI in a statement.

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According to the CBI, the head cashier at PNB, Mukul Singh, merged the accounts of Dilip Buildcon Ltd with that of Star Raze without autorisation. And Rs 4.98 crore was transferred to various accounts using Internet banking, said the spokesperson.

"The case was registered on the basis of complaint alleging therein that the Head Cashier of PNB, Delhi Road Branch, Hapur in conspiracy with the private persons illegally merged the Cash Credit Account of the Business entity with the firm of the private person and an amount of Rs 4.98 crore was transferred to various accounts through internet banking causing a corresponding loss to the Punjab National Bank," CBI said in the statement.

CBI books PNB cashier for allegedly siphoning off Rs 4.98 cr from Bhopal-based firm's account
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Officials said that the bank system login details and CCTV camera footage analysis show that Singh allegedly facilitated the transfers. The CBI has conducted searches at the premises of the two accused after registering an FIR, said the agency's spokesperson. Investigation in the case is continuing, the spokesperson added.

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