The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has today raided more than 100 locations in 11 states and union territories of the country. The CBI has conducted this nationwide raid in about 30 cases of bank fraud. Let us tell you that these are cases of misappropriation of about 3700 crores.
According to a statement issued by the CBI, the raids were carried out on the basis of complaints received from various nationalized banks in India. The raids are part of a special drive to apprehend the fraudsters. The complainant banks include Indian Overseas Bank, Union Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, IDBI, Canara Bank, Indian Bank and Central Bank of India.
Various cities / towns in which raids were conducted include Kanpur, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Mathura, Noida, Gurugram, Chennai, Thiruvarur, Vellore, Tiruppur, Bangalore, Guntur, Hyderabad, Bellary, Vadodara, Kolkata, West Godavari, Surat, Mumbai, Bhopal , Nimari, Tirupati Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Karnal, Jaipur and Sri Ganganagar.
Various documents and other material / digital evidence have been recovered during the raid. The CBI has said that a number of complaints have been received from various banks, including allegations of fraud, loan default, submission of fake / forged documents by firms while obtaining loan / credit facility, etc.
Earlier on March 19, CBI conducted raids in around 30 departments and organizations in 25 states as part of its anti-corruption campaign. More than 100 places were raided across the country. In the center of these raids, surprise checks were carried out in several departments including Railways, Income Tax. The CBI tried to locate such government offices where there is a possibility of more corruption. Among the states in which raids were conducted were Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi. The investigating agency had coordinated with the vigilance teams of various departments for the raids.
According to sources, several teams of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) unit of the CBI together raided more than 100 places in the country. Not only this, vigilance teams of many departments were also part of this joint surprise check. This exercise is said to be part of a larger campaign against corruption across the country.