The anti-corruption branch (ACB) of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a cheating and forgery case against a Central Excise inspector for forging a salary certificate to get a housing loan.
From 2007 to 2008, Arun Bansode worked with the CBI ACB Mumbai and Nagpur on deputation.
In October 2008, he was repatriated to Central Excise on adverse ground as he was not showing interest in work and CBI had suspicion on his integrity. He is posted at Central Excise, Belapur-III division.
According to CBI, Bansode took Rs 18 lakh loan from Allahabad Bank, Vashi branch in 2008 to purchase a flat at Airoli in Navi Mumbai.
Bansode, who then earned Rs 26,000 a month, declared his salary as Rs 43,579 by submitting forged salary certificates.
Earlier, Bansode had approached the ICICI Bank declaring his salary as Rs 26,000. Later, he submitted another certificate, showing his salary as Rs 50,128 a month. “However, ICICI Bank rejected his loan application citing misrepresentation of facts,” a CBI official said.
He then approached the Allahabad Bank for Rs 20-lakh housing loan. He was sanctioned only Rs 18 lakh.
The CBI booked Bansode under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating), 467, 468 (both dealing with forgery) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine).
However, the CBI has not arrested him.
The CBI on Tuesday conducted raids on Bansode’s office in Belapur and his Airoli house.
Superintendent of Police, CBI ACB, Mumbai, Abhin Modak, confirmed the registration of the case.