CBI books railway officials in Rs 220 crore fraud

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first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI has booked a railway official and three companies in Secunderabad for allegedly siphoning off Rs 2.20 crore from railways’ accounts to fake firms using fraudulent bills, officials said Tuesday. Now suspended accounts assistant V Ganesh Kumar, who was posted in the Expenditure Section, South Central Railway, and fake firms — Sai Balaji Pharma and Surgical, Vinayaka Agencies and Sri Thirumala Enterprises — have been named in the FIR lodged on a complaint from the railways, they said. During a test check, the railways had found that 31 alleged fake bills without GST numbers were allegedly cleared in six months from October, 2018 to April, 2019, they said. It is alleged that Ganesh, in criminal conspiracy with others, allegedly generated and passed these bills in the name of fake firms to transfer around Rs 2.20 crore into the accounts of these firms in Axis Bank.last_img

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