The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out searches at 25 places in Delhi and Rajasthan, officers mentioned Thursday, in reference to the cash value round Rs 11 crore lacking from an SBI department in Karauli’s Mehandipur Balaji final yr.
The searches had been carried out in Delhi, Jaipur, Dausa, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Alwar, Udaipur and Bhilwara in an on-going investigation of the case, the officers mentioned. Premises of round 15 former officers of the financial institution and others together with the department supervisor/ joint custodian and money officers had been searched, they added.
As per the preliminary FIR lodged on August 16, 2021 at Todabhim police station in Karauli, the alleged embezzlement at SBI’s Mehandipur department got here to mild in mid-2021. An preliminary inquiry carried out by a financial institution committee discovered that, prima facie, embezzlement had certainly been dedicated.
Subsequently, an company, Arpit Goods Carrier, was tasked by the SBI with counting the cash which ought to have totalled round Rs 13.01 crore.
The company began counting the cash on July 22, 2021 below the watch of department supervisor Hargovind Meena. More than two weeks later, nevertheless, the company mentioned some unknown, armed males threatened its workers concerned within the counting to cease the exercise.
Till August 6, 2021 the company had counted cash valued at Rs 1.39 crore, in 2,350 baggage, the FIR said. Around 600-700 baggage had been nonetheless left when the FIR was filed, with an estimated worth of Rs 60 lakh — pointing to an embezzlement of over Rs 11 crore.
The FIR was lodged below IPC sections 420 (dishonest), 409 (legal breach of belief by a public servant or by banker, service provider or agent, and many others.) and 120 B (legal conspiracy) of the IPC.
The SBI subsequently approached the Rajasthan High courtroom to direct the CBI to pursue the FIR. On April 13 this yr, the CBI lodged an FIR for legal conspiracy, dishonest and legal breach of belief in reference to the case.