Thursday, 31 March 2016

FOUR YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO THEN ENGINEER OF MES AND TWO THEN OFFICIALS OF BANK OF INDIA IN SEPARATE CASES

New Delhi , 30.03.2016

The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Jodhpur has convicted Sh. R. K. Bansal then Commander Works Engineer (CWE), MES, Military Station, Distt. Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) in a bribery case and sentenced him to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 15000/-

CBI had registered a case against Sh. R. K. Bansal, Commander Works Engineer (CWE), MES, Military Station, Distt. Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) U/s 7 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 on 29.12.2011 on the allegations of demanding a bribe from Complainant in connection with clearing his bills. The accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000/- from the complainant.A charge sheet was filed against Sh. R. K. Bansal in the court of Special Judge, CBI cases, Jodhpur on 30.03.2013.

In another case, the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Bichar Bhawan, Kolkata (West Bengal) has convicted S/Shri Sukumar Bhattacharya, then Branch Manager, and Bimal Chandra Giri, then Clerk, both of Bank of India, Salkia Branch, Howrah (West Bengal) U/s 120B IPC r/w 420, 468 & 471 of IPC and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 and sentenced them to undergo four years rigorous imprisonment with cumulative fine of Rs.36,000/-

CBI had registered the case on 17.02.1998, on the allegations that the said two officials of Bank of India, Salkia Branch had defrauded the bank to the tune of Rs.12.77 lakh(approx) fraudulently authorising the opening of current account in the name of M/s Polycab Industries, Golabari, Howrah (a non-existent Proprietorship concern) and allowing the collection of the proceeds of a cheque for Rs.12.77 lakh issued by Indian Oil Corporation in favour of a business concern having a similar name i.e. M/s Polyycab Industries, Lohar Chawl, Bombay, through the said account. The amount was subsequently withdrawn in cash by the purported proprietor of M/s Polycab Industries, Howrah during the period 23.09.1997 to 13.11.1997. CBI filed charge sheet against the accused bank officials on 21.12.2000 U/s 120B, 109, 420, 468, 471 of IPC and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.

The Trial Court held the accused persons guilty and convicted them.