CBI lodges FIR against 4 persons for misappropriating Rs 10.13cr


NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has lodged an FIR towards 4 businessmen who run a liquor store in Dehradun for allegedly misappropriating Rs 10.13 crore that was transferred to their account mistakenly from the account of Uttarakhand Energy Company Restricted (UPCL), an official stated on Wednesday.

The CBI acquired a grievance on November 9, 2022, on this respect from the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution (PNB) towards 4 people.

The PNB alleged that on March 12, 2021, a sum of Rs 10.13 crore was wrongly debited from the account of Uttarakhand Energy Company Restricted (UPCL), and your entire cash was mistakenly credited to the account of a liquor store — run in partnership between Ram Sagar Jaiswal, Anita Jaiswal, Raj Kumar Jaiswal and Kuldeep.

The financial institution stated Rs 10.13 crore was transferred by PNB staff — Mohit Kumar and Manish Sharma.

“The wrongful beneficiary ‘The Liquor Shop’ illegally transferred the entire Rs 10.13 crore, which did not belong to them, to various other accounts between March 12, 2021 to March 29, 2021. When the PNB made efforts to recover the amount, only an amount of Rs 3.65 crore could be recovered from ‘The Liquor Shop’ till November 9, 2022. The amount yet to be recovered is Rs 6,69,66,448 plus applicable interest,” learn the grievance.

The financial institution alleged ‘The Liquor Store’, and thereby, facilitated the accused to misappropriate the quantity of Rs 10.13 crore.

Primarily based on their grievance, the CBI has now lodged an FIR below Sections 120-B, 403, 420 IPC and 13(2) learn with 13(1)(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

No arrests have been made as of now.

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