Gurgaon Citibank fraud mastermind moves HC seeking bail
The mastermind of multi-crore Gurgaon Citibank fraud case Shivraj Puri, who is behind bars, on Friday moved the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking regular bail. The high court bench headed by justice Rajan Gupta has issued notice of motion to the Haryana government for filing its reply before March 12.
Relationship manager with Citibank Shivraj Puri had allegedly siphoned money amounting to around Rs 400 crore of various customers to fictitious accounts. Puri was recently denied the bail by the Gurgaon court after which he moved the high court.
The multi crore scam had made the headlines in December 2010 when an FIR was lodged by assistant vice president of Citibank Binu Sonam on December 27 at police station DLF Phase-II, Gurgaon in the case. The FIR mentioned that an account was opened in Citibank in the name of Deeksha Puri and two other relatives of Shivraj Puri (Prem Nath and Sheela) jointly in September 2009. It was further stated that in December 2009 the bank examined the account and found that many transactions had been done from the account.