New Delhi, March 6: CBI sleuths carried out searches at 10 locations in the NCR region in connection with the case of alleged illegal remittances to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore to Hong Kong and Dubai from a branch of Bank of Baroda. A CBI spokesperson said today that searches were carried out at the offices and residential premises of certain suspects in the case.Also Read - Bank of Baroda Recruitment 2021: Apply For 326 Posts at bankofbaroda.in | Direct Link Available HERE
“It was found during the investigation that around 8,500 foreign remittance transactions were made from 59 bank accounts (approx) of various firms/companies against import of goods and software from Hong Kong and Dubai. Also Read - Bank of Baroda Recruitment 2021: Apply For Data Scientist, Data Engineer Posts Now on bankofbaroda.in | Details Here
“The investigation revealed further involvement of around 11 private persons/entities (companies), ” she said.
The official said that about Rs 40 lakh in cash, rubber stamps of around 44 different companies, 15 PAN cards and various documents were recovered during the searches along with pen drives and hard drives.(ALSO READ: CBI files FIR against firm for cheating Bank of Baroda of Rs 374 crore). Also Read - From LPG Prices to Railway Time Table, Major Changes That Will Set in From November 1 | Read on
“In addition, foreign currencies of China, the US, Europe, UAE, Nigeria, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka were also found. The documents are being scrutinised,” she said.CBI had registered a case against 59 current account holders and unknown bank officials and private persons on a complaint from Bank of Baroda.
“It was alleged that 59 current account holders and unknown bank officials conspired to send overseas remittances, mostly to Hong Kong, of foreign exchange worth approximately Rs 6,000 crore in an illegal and irregular manner in violation of established banking norms under the garb of payments towards suspected non-existent imports,” she said.