CBI special judge Vimal Kumar framed charges against two former senior employees of Punjab and Sind Bank, and a Chandigarh-based construction firm owner, in connection with a Rs 3.5 crore fraud here on Tuesday.
The case will now come up for hearing on May 5, when the trial against Tarsem Lal Singla, owner of city-based construction firm Akriti Constructions, and foreign exchange agent, along with the former regional manager of the bank, Inderjeet Singh, and assistant manager Gurcharan Singh Batra, would commence.
A case was registered by the CBI, New Delhi, following a complaint received from the manager of the bank in New Delhi, alleging a fraud of Rs 3.5 crore.
According to CBI official, GM Rathi, the accused regional manager and assistant manager of Punjab and Sind Bank in Sector 47 had helped Singla, who deals in foreign currency exchange and runs a company, Aakriti constructions, in Sector 35, in connivance with a regional manager and assistant manager of the bank 's branch in Sector 47.
CBI, in June, 2013, had registered a case against Singla, along with two bank officials, Inderjeet and Gurcharan, for cheating and under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. CBI had filed a charge sheet in November, 2013.
A CBI team from Delhi had conducted a raid and searched the bank lockers of Singla at the Sector-47 branch of the bank. During the raids of the houses and office of the accused, CBI had found incriminating documents and the bogus guarantees allegedly used by Singla.