PNB Fraud: CBI Stumbles Upon More Cash In Locker Of Bhubaneswar-based Firm’s Ex-Director
Bhubaneswar: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday detected further Rs 28 lakh cash from the bank locker of Kaushik Mohanty, the then director of Bhubaneswar-based firm, Global Trading Solutions Ltd. The firm is now under CBI scanner in connection with the alleged fraud of Rs 32 crore (Approx) in Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch in Bhubaneswar.
Earlier on June 16, the investigation agency had seized Rs 37.90 lakh from Mohanty’s locker of Corporation Bank’s (now Union Bank of India) KIIT Square Branch in Patia.
A CBI source said Rs 28.10 lakh was recovered today from locker of PNB’s Chandrasekharpur branch in Bhubaneswar.
Apart from CBI, the Enforcement Directorate has also registered a case of money laundering against PNB officials as well as directors of Global Trading Solutions.
CBI had recently registered a case against nine persons including officials of Punjab National Bank’s branch in Bhubaneswar, along with the management team of private firm Global Trading Solutions Ltd and others in connection with the fraud.
The case has been registered against four officials–Nagmani Satyanarayana Prasad, the then Chief Manager, SC Sharma, the then Assistant General Manager, Manoranjan Dash, the then Chief Manager, Priyotosh Das, the then Senior Manager of Punjab National Bank, Station Square Branch, Bhubaneswar.
Besides, a case under sections 120-B, 420 of IPC and Sec. 13 (2), 13(1)(d) of PC Act has also been registered against M/s Global Trading Solutions Ltd(Bhubaneswar) and its Managing Director Abinash Mohanty and ex-directors, Kaushik Mohanty, Anshuman Samantaray and Bidhubhusan Nayak.
(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)