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Assam: 4 including three managers of Assam Gramin Vikash Bank booked by CBI for alleged fraud

The CBI's investigation revealed that the accused authorized and disbursed loans to fake self-help group (SHG) accounts.

GUWAHATI-   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, Madhapur Branch, Jorhat, on the allegations of entering a criminal conspiracy among themselves and unknown others for fraudulently causing loss of Rs 8.28 crore for the Bank.

According to an official statement, the accused individuals, who operated out of the Madhapur branch in Jorhat district, allegedly colluded with each other and outside parties to defraud the bank. The suspects include three assistant managers and a multi-purpose office assistant.

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The CBI’s investigation revealed that the accused authorized and disbursed loans to fake self-help group (SHG) accounts.

These funds were then allegedly funneled into the personal savings accounts of one of the accused and other related accounts.

The statement further noted that this scheme resulted in a financial loss of approximately Rs 8.28 crore to the bank while allowing the accused to benefit.

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In light of these findings, the CBI conducted searches across seven locations in Assam, including the homes and offices of the accused in Jorhat, Tinsukia, and Dibrugarh districts, as well as a location in West Bengal.

The searches led to the recovery of incriminating documents pertaining to the case.

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