Coins worth Rs 11 crore were embezzled in the year 2021 in the SBI Bank branch of Mehandipur Balaji. Now the state government has given consent for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation. However, on the writ of SBI, the High Court had ordered to conduct the investigation by CBI on 18 April itself. But the investigation was stuck without the approval of the state government. In such a situation, the Home Department Group-5 has given consent for the CBI investigation into the embezzlement of coins. The Home Department has approved the investigation against the then assistant manager of the bank Arjun Lal Meena and broker Dharmendra Gyanani alias Deepak. In such a situation, with the beginning of the CBI investigation, with the disclosure of the secret of embezzlement of coins, there is a possibility of exposing many big officials of the bank itself. At the same time, 40 people involved in the already registered FIR will also come under the scanner of the investigating agency.
Ban on entry of CBI without permission
Let us inform that after the alleged horse-trading case of MLAs, the state government had canceled all the general consent conditions related to the CBI investigation through a notification about two years ago. The prior concurrence of the Government of Rajasthan is required by the CBI to investigate a particular offense or class of offenses under Section 3. CBI cannot investigate any case without the permission of the state government. It is necessary for the CBI to take the approval of the state government to conduct the investigation. On July 29, the state Home Department had issued its official orders. In such a situation, the investigation of embezzlement was stuck without the consent of the government.
this was the case
The coins offered by the devotees coming to the Mehandipur Balaji temple for darshan were deposited in the SBI branch by the temple management. After collecting coins in large numbers, the bank management gave a tender to a private firm to count them. In which total coins of Rs 13 crore 62 lakh 11 thousand 275 were deposited in the bank records. The embezzlement was detected by the bank officials when the bank management awarded a tender to a private firm for counting the coins.
In which total coins of Rs 13 crore 62 lakh 11 thousand 275 were deposited in the bank records. Whereas in counting only one crore 39 lakh 60 thousand rupees were found. In this regard, the then bank manager Hargovind Meena had sent a complaint to Karauli SP and demanded action. Also, in the FIR registered at Todabhim police station, the manager had demanded an inquiry into the employees working in the bank in the last 5 years.
SBI had demanded a CBI inquiry
In this case, in the month of April, SBI had demanded a CBI inquiry into the embezzlement case of 11 crore coins in the Rajasthan High Court. During this, the CBI took over the investigation on the instructions of the High Court, but the investigation was stuck due to lack of consent of the state government.
Former manager accused of embezzlement
The manager Rajesh Meena, who was earlier working here, was suspended on charges of financial irregularities and unauthorized transactions in the bank. A departmental inquiry was being conducted by SBI. In such a situation, in the report of the committee constituted during the counting of coins from the private firm by the bank, it has been told that till August 6, only one crore 39 lakh 60 thousand coins have been found in 2350 bags, which were deposited in Hindaun and Nadauti branches. Were. In such a situation, embezzlement of about 11 crores was directly exposed.
CBI officers had reached the bank
After handing over the investigation of the disappearance of Rs 11 crore coins to the CBI in the order of the High Court, on April 20, the CBI team led by the CBI’s SP Ashok Kumar reached the bank branch in Mehandipur Balaji and took preliminary information.
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