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Four including three managers of Assam Gramin Vikash Bank booked by CBI for alleged fraud

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against four accused, including three then-assistant managers and one then-office assistant (multi-purpose), all working in Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, on the allegations of entering a criminal conspiracy and fraudulently causing loss to the bank.
The accused have been identified as Prasanta Borah, then Assistant Manager; Priyankshu Pallabh Gogoi, then Assistant Manager; Sohan Dutta, then Assistant Manager; and Satyajit Chaliha, then Office Assistant (Multi-Purpose). All were employed at the Assam GraminVikash Bank of Madhapur Branch in the Jorhat district of Assam.
In pursuance of the said conspiracy, it has been alleged, accused dishonestly and fraudulently, sanctioned and disbursed amounts in fictitious Self Help Group (SHG) loan accounts and transferred the proceeds of the same to the savings bank accounts of one of the accused, then assistant managers, and other bank accounts.
The accused thereby caused an alleged wrongful loss to the bank of Rs. 8.28 crore (approx.) and a corresponding gain to themselves.
The CBI conducted searches at seven places in Assam, including the residential and official premises of the accused in Jorhat, Tinsukia, and Dibrugarh, and one place in West Bengal, which led to the recovery of incriminating documents. The investigation is continuing.
Apart from this, CBI has booked two branch managers of Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank (RMGB) for allegedly siphoning off funds from the exchequer by sanctioning Kisan Credit Card (KCC) loans on forged documents.
The agency is investigating multiple cases of KCC loan fraud involving more than Rs 3 crore. The accused named in the FIR are Sheel Kumar, Branch Manager, and Satish Nanda, Assistant Manager. Both were employed at the Satyaya Branch in Jaisalmer district.

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