CBI files charge sheet in Rs 6,000-cr forex scam

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2015 00:55 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed its charge sheet against two employees of Bank of Baroda for offences including criminal conspiracy and cheating in connection with alleged illegal remittances of over Rs 6,000 crore made to over 350 accounts in Hong Kong and Dubai from one of its branch here.

Additional general manager S K Garg and Jainish Dubey, who headed the foreign exchange division at bank’s Ashok Vihar branch have also been charged under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act even as probe to identify the kingpins continues.

CBI spokesperson said the charge sheet has been filed at special court, Rohini.

“The investigation revealed that both the accused had abused their official position and in conspiracy with each other and with the said account holders had allegedly cheated and misappropriated the bank funds to the tune of Rs 13.75 crore (approx), thereby causing alleged loss to Bank of Baroda,” the official said.

In the FIR, the agency has alleged that 59 current account holders and unknown bank officials conspired to send overseas remittances, mostly to Hong Kong, of Foreign Exchange worth approximately Rs 6,000 crore in illegal and irregular manner.

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