KARNATAKA

CBI summons three officials

MYSORE, AUG. 1. Three officials of the Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran unit here have been summoned to Thiruvananthapuram by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in connection with the mysterious disappearance of Rs. 50 lakhs during transit from Mysore.

Sources said that the three employees had been directed to appear before the CBI at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that the consignment from Mysore to Thiruvanathapuram contained 523 boxes with currency notes of various denominations, of which 26 boxes were packed with Rs. 5 crores each. But out of 10 mini packs each containing Rs. 50 lakhs, one mini packet was found to contain only packaging materials when the box was opened at Thiruvananthapuram.

Since it is certain that the packing materials found in the mini-packet number 21 instead of the currency notes was available only in the printing unit at Mysore, it was most likely that the money was replaced with the packing materials here. But the sources said that the officials investigating the case would not overlook the possibility of any breach of security during transit, though chances of it are unlikely.

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