YAVATMAL: An audit has exposed a scam at Yavatmal District Central Cooperative (YDCC) Bank Limited’s Arni branch.
According to the auditor, the fraud is to the tune of Rs1.22 crore. An FIR was filed by manager Ranjit Giri at Arni police station where offence was registered under sections 406, 409, 420, 467, 468, 469, 471, 477 and 34 of IPC against the then branch manager Yogita Pusnayake (Yavatmal), accountant Amol Mujmule (Jawala), cashier Vijay Gavai (Yavatmal) and contract clerk Ankit Mirase (Sukali). All the four accused are said to be absconding since Thursday.
It is reliably learnt that they are trying to secure anticipatory bail. Chief executive officer of the bank, Aravind Deshpande, told TOI that so far they have received 75 complaints from depositors and the number may increase in the next few days.
On Saturday, the annual general body meeting under the chairmanship of the newly-elected president Tikaram Kongare was held online. The issue was raised by the directors.
On Friday, the chairman, vice-chairman and two other directors took stock of the situation by visiting the Arni branch. Account holders raised questions regarding their deposits. The chairman assured them that the property of the fraudsters would be seized and sold to return money to the depositors.
They earlier met SP Dilip Bhujbal Patil who has ordered the PSO of Arni to register criminal offences immediately and an FIR was registered accordingly. Kongre has also ordered the sealing of the bank accounts and lockers of the accused.