A case of embezzlement of coins worth Rs 11 crore has come to light in SBI Bank located at Mehandipur Balaji in the district. A total of 13 crore 62 lakh 11,275 coins are deposited in the bank records, while only one crore 39 lakh 60 thousand were found in the count. The embezzlement came to light when the bank management awarded a tender to a private firm for counting the coins.
Meanwhile, about 15 armed miscreants threatened the manager of the firm not to count the coins. In this regard, bank manager Hargovind Meena had sent a complaint to Karauli SP and demanded action. In the FIR registered at Todabhim police station on Tuesday, the manager has demanded an inquiry into the employees working in the bank in the last 5 years.
Manager of the firm Threatened
For counting the coins deposited in the bank, the committee constituted on July 8 on the orders of the Regional Commercial Office Sawai Madhopur, awarded the tender for counting the coins to the vendor Arpit Goods Carrier.
Counting of coins was being done by the authorized firm under the supervision of branch manager Hargovind Meena. During this, on August 10, after counting the coins from the bank, the firm’s manager Satish Sharma was staying in a Dharamshala of Balaji itself. 15 armed miscreants asked the manager of the firm not to count the coins and threatened to kill.
Former manager accused of embezzlement
Manager Rajesh Meena, who was earlier working here, has been suspended on charges of financial irregularities and unauthorized transactions in the bank. Departmental inquiry is being conducted by SBI.
In the report of the committee constituted during the counting of coins from the private firm by the bank, it has been told that till August 6, only one crore 39 lakh 60 thousand coins have been found in 2350 bags, which have been deposited in Hindaun and Nadauti branches.
There are only 700 bags in the bank
It has come to the fore in the investigation of the committee that at present only about 700 bags are present in the bank, in which it is possible to have only 60 lakh rupees. While a total of 13 crores 62 lakh 11,275 coins are deposited in the bank records. In such a situation, embezzlement of about 11 crores has come to the fore directly.
On the instructions of Karauli SP Mridul Kachhawa, SI Seema Sinsinwar, the outpost in charge of the FIR registered at Todabhim police station, has started an investigation. The police checked the CCTV footage and records of the bank.
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