Four PNB officials suspended for fraud
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 20:42
Dehra Dun: Two officers and as many employees of a PNB branch here were suspended following a CBI probe into the Rs 1.9 crore bank scam, bank officials said here today.

The action followed a complaint that some of the bank employees, with the connivance of top officials, had withdrawn Rs 1.9 crore from the Vyasnehari branch of PNB at Vikasnagar town near here.

After getting the complaint, CBI launched a probe and found that some of the bank employees had withdrawn the said amount, officials said, adding that the money was being given to local people on interest.

When CBI tried to quiz Niranjan Kumar, the cashier of the bank, he allegedly ate some poisonous substance yesterday and was rushed to a local hospital, where his condition was now stable, they said.

Later, the CBI recovered nearly 70 percent of the withdrawn amount.

After the preliminary inquiry found the involvement of certain officials, the PNB initiated action proceedings against bank manager Ravindra Sanwal, deputy manager Chunu Lal, head cashier Niranjan Kumar, Rishi Kumar.

CBI is also questioning a businessman in this connection.


First Published: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 20:42

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