CBI files chargesheet against four officials of Ahmedabad Post Office

CBI files chargesheet against four officials of Ahmedabad Post Office


CBI files chargesheet against four officials of Ahmedabad Post Office


New Delhi:  The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has chargesheeted four officials of a Post Office at Ahmedabad on account of allegedly exchanging demonetised currency notes of more than Rs 1.15-crore. Recently a chargesheet was filed U/s 120-B r/w 409 & 420 of IPC and Sec 13(2) r/w 13(1)(c) & (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against then Senior Post Master & then Deputy Post Master, both of Navrangpura HO; then Director, Postal Services (DPS) and then Senior Superintendent of Post, Ahmedabad in a case relating to alleged exchange of demonetised currency notes more than Rs 1.15-crore. The CBI said a cheating case under different sections of IPC was registered on March 7, 2017 against three postal officials and unknown others on a complaint from the Postal Department related to acts of omission or commission by postal staff of post office Navrangpura, Ahmedabad during demonetisation period. It was alleged that demonetisation was announced on November 8 last year and November 9, 2016 was a non- financial day. During inspection of Navrangpura HO Post Office, it was revealed that an amount of Rs 6,59,800 (approx) was exchanged on November 9 last year as the currency notes of 100, 50, 20 and 10 denomination decreased to the tune of above amount as compared to the closing figures of November 8. It was also alleged that then Director, Postal Services while posted in the Office of CPMG, Ahmedabad allegedly received amount of Rs 1.04-crore through various officials of Postal Department & Post Offices. Of the total amount, Rs 90-lakh was allegedly exchanged from Navrangpura Post Office, where said Senior Post Master and said Deputy Post Master were posted. Similarly, the said Senior Superintendent of Post, Navrangpura HO, allegedly got exchanged Rs 11-lakh illegally from Navrangpura Post Office during the demonetisation period. Searches were also conducted in and around Ahmedabad at nine premises of the accused which led to recovery of incriminating documents and also cash in new currency.

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