CBI has booked three former senior officials of Union Bank of India (UBI) and as many directors of a Nagpur-based private company for allegedly causing a loss of over Rs four crore to the bank, the agency officials said on Friday.
The agency has filed a charge sheet in the special court in Nagpur against the then Deputy General Manager, Assistant General Manager at that time, the then Chief Manager of UBI and three directors of a Nagpur-based private firm under charges of criminal conspiracy to cheat and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, an CBI spokesperson said.
“It was alleged that officials of UBI had sanctioned and released credit facility to the company and committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the funds of the bank over which they had dominion and cheated the bank,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
During CBI investigation, it came to light that the UBI officials and directors of the company were in criminal conspiracy and had allegedly sanctioned credit limit of Rs three crore to the company which was enhanced subsequently.
“The loan amount sanctioned was diverted/siphoned-off for other than business activity from the account of the said private firm and transferred to the accounts of its sister concern, which resulted in a non performing asset with an outstanding amount of Rs 4.58 crore,” the statement said.