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CBI arrests Director, Postal Services for irregularities during demonetisation

New Delhi | Monday, Mar 20 2017 IST
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Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Director, Postal Services and Senior Superintendent of Posts, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) in an on-going investigation of a case.

On March 7, this year, the CBI had registered a case under different sections of the PC Act against three postal officials and some unidentified persons on a complaint from Postal Department related to acts of omission and commission by postal staff of Post Office, Navrangpura HO, Ahmedabad during demonetisation period. It was alleged that demonetization was announced on November 8, 2016 and November 9, 2016 was a non- financial day. But during inspection of Navrangpura HO Post Office, it was revealed that an amount of Rs. 6,59,800 was found to be unauthorisedly exchanged on November 9, 2016. It was further alleged that there was contradiction in reporting of exchange/Withdrawn Old Series (WOS), in the records of Navrangpura HO, SSPO's City Division and record of entry made in the excel sheet of the actual forms available in the branch.

Searches were conducted at 9 premises in & around Ahmedabad which led to recovery of incriminating documents. A cash of Rs. One lakh (approx) from residence and Rs.1.66 lakh (approx) from Office in new currency was recovered from the premises of Director, Postal Services.

Both the arrested accused were produced today before the Special Judge, CBI Court, Mirzapur, Ahmedabad and further investigation is continuing.

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