``Misappropriation of cheques,funds''

NEW DELHI: The CBI has filed chargesheet against an official of the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ) and three other private firms for ``misappropriation of cheques and funds'' to the tune of over Rs.30 lakhs.

In the chargesheet filed before a court of Special Judge, V Goel, the CBI alleged, Sangeeta Bhatt, the then Chief Manager of SBBJ, New Rohtak Road, during the period from March 2003 to June 2004 had shown undue favour to M/S D K Enterprises, M/S Aryan Sales Corporation and M/S Bharat Sales by giving them indiscriminate power to withdraw cash.

Sangeeta allegedly exceeded her delegated powers as Chief Manager and facilitated all the accused to encash money from their chequebook even without sufficient balances in their accounts, CBI said in its chargesheet.

The probe agency further alleged that, Sangeeta caused a wrongful loss to the bank to the tune of more than Rs 35 lakhs and undue gain to one D K Sharma, the proprietor of D K Enterprises and two others. She only gave attention to the interest of all the firms and compromised with the safety and security of the bank.

However, the chargesheet was silent about three other accused who has been named in the FIR. Sangeeta did not even report the transaction of cash withdrawals to the controlling authority which she was supposed to do under prescribed rules of the bank, the CBI claimed.

All of them were chargesheeted under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1998.- PTI

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