Himansu Shekhar Rout

Illegal transactions of over Rs 9 crore were allegedly done from the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund functioning under DRDA in Mayurbhanj. The money was allegedly credited into the bank accounts of various companies in different phases.

A complaint in this regard was filed by Sanjukta Kanungo, the chief manager of Bank of India (BoI), Baripada branch, at Bhanjapur police station.

However, there is no information about who issued the cheques and who got the cheques realised at the bank.

 As per reports, the bank manager in her complaint alleged that Rs 9,56,76,000 were illegally transferred through four cheques to bank accounts of various companies including PT Constructions and Suppliers and SK Enterprises. The suspected transactions were carried out between April 10 and 18. 

She said that as such transactions smacked of deep suspicion, a complaint was filed against an unknown person at the police station.

Meanwhile, Bhanjapur police started an investigation into the allegation after registering a case under sections 420, 468 and 471 of IPC. A team of police personnel visited the bank. However, no reaction was received from the police.

However, Ranjan Kumar Swain, PD (DRDA) of Mayurbhanj, said that police contacted him in this regard. ”No cheques were issued by the DRDA office and there were no financial transactions with the alleged companies,” he asserted.

Meanwhile, the case has been transferred to the Economic Offence Wing(EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch, sources said.

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