Unauthorized loans: CBK files charge-sheet against former bank employee

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Srinagar, Apr 08: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) on Friday said that it filed a charge-sheet in before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar against a former bank employee for fraudulently and dishonestly raising unauthorized loans and using the amount so withdrawn for personal uses and share trading.

“The Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from Branch Head J&K Bank Residency Road Srinagar wherein it was stated that on the basis of Preliminary Enquiry conducted by the Bank, it has been established that one Zahoor Ahmad Khan S/o Ghulam Rasool R/o New Colony, Saida Kadal Srinagar, working as Associate Executive in the said Bank has dishonestly and fraudulently raised eight unauthorized loans against the deposits which do not exist in Bank records,” a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads.

It added that these loans were raised in the name of staff members, his brothers and sisters by the accused, who used the amount drawn therein for personnel use etc.

“Accordingly, in view of the circumstances Case FIR No. 06/2009 U/S 409, 420, 468, 471 RPC was registered in P/S CBK on 03.03.2009 and investigation taken up. During the course of investigation, it was established that staff loan accounts have been opened fraudulently without completing prescribed formalities by the accused particularly in the name of his close relatives and colleagues through use of their user passwords without their knowledge deceitfully and dishonestly in the capacity of System manager and Advance manager of the said Branch due to flaws of the then newly introduced B2K software System and non-existence of message alert mechanism, which was exploited by accused to commit these fraudulent actions/transactions.”

“Similarly accused got 15 consumption loans sanctioned in the name of different persons without following requisite formalities and credited a part of sanctioned amount to other different accounts where from accused Zahoor Ahmad Khan withdrew the same fraudulently for his personnel use.”

“The investigation also established the illegal credit of Rs 5 lac through anywhere parking of J&K Bank Branch Kupwara to a personal account at Srinagar by the accused which was however debited by the concerned bank authorities immediately after detection of Fraud. The investigation also established that accused has fraudulently drawn an amount of Rs 1.88 Lac from anywhere parking account of the J&K Bank Branch Kupwara and misappropriated the same.”

“The accused has been terminated from the J&K Bank on 28.10.2009 on the report of a full fledged departmental enquiry. During the course of investigation relevant record was obtained and seized. Besides the statements of concerned Bank officers / officials were also recorded which corroborate the commission of offences by the accused,” the statement added—(KNO)