Seraikela: The crime branch on Saturday arrested Kaushal Kumar Sinha accused in a scam worth Rs 33 crore in the Co-operative Bank of Seraikela. Sinha was working as an associate of the main accused. An FIR was lodged in Seraikela police station in this regard. Sinha of Ward No-5 Kansari Tola under Seraikela Nagar Panchayat was arrested from Saraikela after CID got evidence against him during the investigation.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, CID Animesh Kumar Gupta said that during investigation they found that Kaushal Kumar Sinha was working as an aide to the main accused. In the course of the probe it also came to light that under a conspiracy, the account number 100207 of his company Saurabh Engineering Works was used to transfer the amount to the main accused . A total of 3572000 rupees (thirty five lakh seventy two thousand) was transferred to the said account. After which 3100000 rupees (thirty-one lakh rupees) was transferred to the loan account number-1037-50135 of the main accused. He himself used the remaining 472000 rupees (four lakh seventy two thousand rupees).
CID DSP said that Kaushal Kumar Sinha is named as a director in the firm Pintu Engineering of the main accused in the case. Kaushal Kumar Sinha was called to Saraikela police station for questioning. He was arrested by Deputy Superintendent of Police of Crime Research Animesh Gupta after not finding satisfactory answers. He said that the main accused in the scandal is Sanjay Dalmia , the owner of Pintu Engineering. Raids are on for his arrest. He will also be arrested soon.
During 2011 to 2016, a loan scam of 33 crore occured with the help of bank officials. After the departmental inquiry, in August 2019, Sanjay Dalmia of Saraikela and other bank personnel took this loan . The loan amount in excess of the documents held by the bank was approved. The loan was later converted into NPA. The role of more than 1 dozen bank officials in the entire case is questionable.
An FIR was registered last year: On 22 August 2019, an FIR of Rs 33 crore scam was registered at the Saraikela police station. According to the FIR, a total of 33 crore rupees were loaned from the bank. A loan of Rs 33 crore was taken by businessman Sanjay Kumar Dalmia. The borrowers did not return the money to the bank. After this, the whole case was investigated. After investigation, FIR was filed against Saraikela branch manager Sunil Kumar Satpathy, assistant Madan Lal Prajapati, the then manager Virendra Kumar, AGM posted in the regional office Chaibasa, the then accountant Shankar Bandopadhyay, the then MD of Chaibasa regional office Manojnath Shahdev, the then AGM headquarters Sandeep Sen, CEO Brijeshwar An FIR was registered against Nath and Sanjay Kumar Dalmia.