CBI files case against BJP leader, others for defrauding Bank of India

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 17, 2020 3:36:46 pm

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a case against BJP’s Mumbai unit general secretary Mohit Kamboj and others for allegedly cheating the state-run Bank of India to the tune of Rs 57.26 crore.

Kamboj is the Managing Director of M/s Avyaan Overseas Pvt Ltd, one of the accused entities in the complaint filed by Bank of India. The company’s directors Jitendra Gulshan Kapoor, Siddhant Bagla, and Irtesh Mishra have also been named in the complaint. Another company, M/s KBJ Hotels Goa Pvt Ltd, has been named in the complaint.

In the complaint, it is alleged that between 2013 and 2018, the company owned by Kamboj was sanctioned loans worth Rs 60 crore from the bank for FB Purchase/ foreign bills negotiation limit and export packaging credit limit. The company allegedly diverted the funds and prepared forged and fabricated documents in support of the claim. The bank has claimed it suffered a loss of approximately Rs 57.26 crore.

The complaint also mentions the role of a few public servants and bank officials.

Searches have been conducted at five places in Mumbai at the residential and official premises of the accused, including the private company, which has led to the recovery of certain incriminating documents including property, loan, various bank account details and locker keys.

Kamboj is the general secretary of BJP’s Mumbai unit and was the party’s MLA candidate from Dindoshi Vidhansabha in 2014.

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