Jammu, December 15: The former senior manager of Bank of Baroda, Gandhi Nagar is alleged of corruption and charges were framed against him on Monday by Special Judge Anti-Corruption Court, Jammu, Vinod Chatterji Koul.
The manager Narender Kumar Bhardwaj was deputed in the Gandhi Nagar Branch of Bank of Baroda in the year 2006 and has been booked under prevention of corruption act 2006. He is currently working as a senior branch manager of the same bank and is posted at Sion in Mumbai.
The court has also identified two other people who had joined hands in corruption in the bank. These people have been identified as Sanjeev Gupta, son of Parshotam Lal Gupta, proprietor of M/s Jai Maa Sukrala Enterprises, Jammu, and his wife Meera Gupta.
The case refers the a written complaint filed by the assistant general manager (DRM), Regional Office, Jallandhar, Ashok Kumar Chug, BoB on March 5, 2013. The complaint was received by SP of CBI, Jammu where in the DRM alleged that the above said three accused (including the Bank Manager) were involved in committing a fraud in obtaining the loan from the bank.
Under commission of cognizable offences, an FIR was registered under No RC0042013A0003 for the offences under sections 120-B, 420, 468 and 471 of RPC and 5(2) read with 5(1)(d) of J&K PC Act. The CBI suspected that the accused people used forged documents while getting the loan sanctioned from the bank. The judge has framed the charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery against the former Bank Manager.
According to the prosecution, the couple approached various BoB branches in Jammu for availing the credit facilities. During investigation by the CBI, it was found that there was outstanding balance of Rs 17,30,000 in their account as on June 30, 2014 and there were no security left with the bank to recover its dues and it caused a huge loss to the bank.