Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned two senior officials of a nationalised bank in Kolkata after it found some irregularities in the transactions.
It was learnt that the two senior bank officials have been asked to appear at ED’s office inside the CGO complex on Monday with all the necessary documents relating to some transactions.
According to sources, a huge amount of money was deposited and the ED officials found irregularities in the transactions. Senior ED officials suspect that some of the senior bank officials might provide some important information relating to the suspicious transactions.
According to a senior ED official, the two senior bank officials have been asked to submit some particular papers which can throw light on the suspected transactions of the bank. It may be mentioned that the ED has been conducting raids in various places in the state seizing a huge amount of money which was illegally hoarded by the people. ED conducted raids in the head offices of co-operative banks in four districts on Friday. Different teams of ED went to the branches of the banks in Howrah, Hooghly, Birbhum and Nadia.
Meanwhile, the senior officials of the Income Tax (I-T) department on Saturday carried out a raid for 15 hours at a stretch at the house of a businessman in Siliguri and recovered documents. The senior officials of the I-T are yet to divulge any information relating to the raid for the sake of investigation.
It may be mentioned that various banks in the state have been under scanner ever since the Centre had announced the demonetisation of high value currency notes. The ED suspects that the some bank officials could have been links with a section of bank officials with hawala operators. The ED might refer the cases to the CBI depending on the merit.