CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST TWO OFFICIALS OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS FOR ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF RBI GUIDELINES AND CONDUCTS SEARCH

Press Release
New Delhi, 08.04.2017

      The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120 B r/w 420 & 406 of IPC and Section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against then In-charge Post Master; then Postal Assistant, both working in Saheed Nagar Post Office, Bhubaneswar; a Superintendent of Central Excise; six private persons and unknown others. It was alleged that then In-charge Post Master and then Postal Assistant abused their official position and fraudulently allowed huge cash deposits to the tune of Rs. 36,80,930/- (approx). in the Postal Savings Accounts of 07 persons with Saheed Nagar Post Office, Bhubaneswar, on 09.11.2016 which was declared as a non-business working day by the Postal Department (Govt. of India) after announcement of demonetization of old notes i.e. withdrawal of legal tender character of existing Rs. 500/- & Rs. 1000/- notes by the Govt. of India on 08.11.2016.

      Searches were conducted at the office & residential premises of accused including alleged depositors / Postal account Holders in & around Bhubaneswar which led to recovery of incriminating documents. A bank locker key; documents related to various bank accounts & immovable property (a Duplex at Kalinga Nagar in Jajpur district & land / plots at Ugalapada & Patharagadia in Khorda district); a cash of Rs. 04.40 lakh (approx) were recovered from the residence of one of the depositors (a Superintendent of Central Excise at Bhubaneswar). Investigation of the case is continuing.


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