Alleged Bribery Demand for Cash Credit Limit Increase: CBI registers FIR against Baroda UP Bank Branch Manager and Peon

CBI registers FIR against Bank Officials on alleged bribery demand for increasing CC limit.
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently registered an FIR against Baroda UP Bank Branch Manager for alleged demand of bribery for increasing Cash Credit limit.

The roughly translated version of the relevant portion of the complaint is as follows: –

“I am doing fertilizer business in village Mishrauli in the name of D.C. Farmers Service Center and have a CC of Rs. 2 lakh. Loan from year 2012 to Baroda U.P. Gramin Bank branch is running from Kanchanpur and a few months ago I increased the limit to Rs. Applied to the bank branch to get Rs 5 lakh and submitted the relevant documents. For some time now, Navneet Mishra branch head has been unnecessarily delaying the increase in the limit and today when I went and met him, he demanded a bribe of Rs. 12,000 through his peon Rahul for giving me a loan.

Sir, I do not want to give bribe.

Therefore, you are requested to take appropriate action against Navneet Mishra, branch head

and peon Rahul.”

In acknowledgement of the complaint, the CBI registered the following First Information Report (FIR): –

A complaint dated 06.01.2024 addressed to Supdt. of Police, CBI, Lucknow has been received from (address and name redacted) alleging therein demand of undue advantage of Rs. 12,000/- by the Branch Manager, Baroda UP Gramin Bank, Branch Kanchanpur, Deoria, UP through Peon Shri Rahul for enhancement of CC Limit of complainant from Rs. 2 lakhs to 5 lakhs. The complaint has been discreetly verified, which prima-facie substantiated allegation of demand of Rs. 12,000/-.

Discreet verification revealed obtainment of bribe amount of Rs. 10,000/- during verification proceeding and complainant has been asked to pay remaining bribe amount of Rs. 2,000/- on next day.

It was further stated that, “The above facts and discreet verification revealed commission of offense u/s 7 of PC Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) and 120-B of IPC on the part of Shri Navneet Mishra, Branch Manager, Baroda UP Gramin Bank, Branch Kanchanpur, Deoria, UP and Shri Rahul, Peon/Tout. Hence, a Regular Case is registered and entrusted to Sh. Sabhajeet Chauhan, Inspector, CBI, ACB, Lucknow for investigation.”

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