New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) The CBI has registered cases against the directors of two Punjab-based private companies for allegedly cheating Bank of India to the tune of over Rs 89 crore, officials said here today. Also Read - Battle Lines Drawn: Amarinder Moves Resolution in Punjab Assembly Against Centre's Farm Laws

A Rs 61.01-crore fraud case has been registered against Sri Nangli Rice Mills Private Limited. Another company, Sri Nangli Agro Tech Private Limited, has been booked for an alleged Rs 28.30-crore loan fraud, they said. Also Read - Punjab: AAP MLAs Spend Night in Assembly Premises Over Agriculture Law

Vijay Kumar, Satish Kumar, Anil Kumar and Manoj Kumar are the directors of both the companies. Also Read - Schools Reopen in These States From Today; Number of Hours, Students Restricted | Check Guidelines

Two chartered accountancy firms have also been booked in connection with the cheating cases.

The accused induced Bank of India to sanction credit facilities on the basis of forged and fabricated stock statements, balance-sheets etc. and cheated the bank to the tune of Rs. 61.01 crore and Rs 28.30 crore, CBI spokesperon RK Gaur said.

“Searches were conducted today at various locations including Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Pathankot (all in Punjab) which led to the recovery of incriminating documents,” Gaur said.

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