Central investigating agencies conducted raids at branches of different banks in the state after receiving information about discrepancies in functioning of its officials.
Officials of Income Tax (I-T) department conducted raid in a branch of a gramin bank in East Midnapore while officers of Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided a branch of a nationalised bank at Metiabruz.
It is learnt that the I-T officials conducted raid in the branch of a gramin bank in East Midnapore after finding that Rs 108 crore was deposited in bank from November 10 to December 15. Usually, Rs 1.5 crore got deposited in the bank.
The I-T officials collected statements and other documents from the bank after questioning some senior officials in the branch. The branch officials claimed that money from 37 branches gets collected at the branch where the I-T officials raided on Tuesday morning before being dispatched further.
The I-T officials said that they have collected the documents and would take necessary steps after going through the documents.
Meanwhile, ED and CBI officers conducted a raid in the Metiabruz branch of a nationalised bank after knowing that Rs 65 lakh was deposited in a Jan Dhan account of a woman.
The investigating officials collected statements of the particular bank account and questioned the officials in the branch to know that how one have managed to deposit such a huge amount of money in a Jan Dhan account.
The investigating officers, however, refused to disclose the name of the woman to whom the bank account belongs.