CBI has unearthed a scam running into more than 17 lakhs of rupees at Harsoli post office in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.

“Two sub post masters working in the post office connived with the two agents Amit Kumar and Kamla Devi, and obtained pre-matured payment of MIS (Monthly Installment Scheme) and FD (Fixed Deposit) accounts of villagers who were the customers of post office for past many years,” Atul Gupta, spokesperson of CBI said on Sunday .

“After getting the accounts matured for payment, they opened forged saving accounts in the name of these account holders in the post office and misappropriated the amount by withdrawing the amount through forms,” he said, a CBI team has conducted search at three locations at Barod, Harsoli and Machedi.

“The amount of the fraud is expected to exceed the primary estimate of rupees 17 lakhs. Both the accused had already absconded when the fraud was detected by the post office authorities some time back,” he said, adding, investigation into the matter was on.