SBI, PNB, BoB Robbed Of Rs 525 Crore; This Is How This Massive Fraud Happened
Prominent banks in the country have been cheated of over 500 crore rupees in a major banking fraud.
Two separate cases have been registered by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) relating to bank frauds.
A consortium of banks including the State Bank of India (SBI) was duped of Rs 452.62 crores and Bank of Baroda of Rs 73 crores. A consortium of banks including the State Bank of India (SBI) was duped of Rs 452.62 crores and Bank of Baroda of Rs 73 crores, according to the complaints registered with the probe agency.
The first case:-
The first case was registered on the complaint from State Bank of India (SBI) against a private firm based in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad and others including its Directors and unknown public servants on the allegations of cheating the consortium of banks including State Bank of India to the tune of Rs 452.62 crore (approximately) during the period 2013 to 2017.
Allegedly during the period between 2013 and 2017, the accused entered into a criminal conspiracy to defraud the consortium of banks comprising State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Central Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Punjab National Bank and Vijaya Bank in the matter of various credit facilities extended by them.
In pursuance of the said conspiracy, the CBI said the accused manipulated/falsified the books of accounts and diverted/siphoned off the funds of the banks, and thereby cheated the consortium of banks to the tune of Rs. 452.62 crore (approx).
Four places has been searched today by CBI including official and residential premises of private company/directors at Ahmedabad which led to recovery of incriminating documents and articles.
The second case:-
Meanwhile, the probe agency registered the second case on a complaint from Bank of Baroda against a private company based in Gandhinagar and others including its Directors and unknown public servants on the allegations of cheating the bank to the tune of Rs 72.55 crore (approx) during the period 2017 to 2019. Allegedly during the period, the company availed various credit facilities which were enhanced and reviewed by the bank. It was further alleged that the continuous overdraft in the account and devolvement of LCs resulted in the account becoming NPA. It was also alleged that the forensic audit report of the bank had revealed the irregularities in the account and that the directors had diverted/siphoned off the loan proceeds, thereby causing loss to the bank. The probe agency conducted searches at five places including official and residential premises of private company/directors of Gujarat and Mumbai which led to the recovery of incriminating documents and articles.