New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the investigation into the disappearance of coins worth Rs 11 crore from the vault of a branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) at Mehandipur Balaji in Rajasthan. As much to say to you that the persons in charge gave information on this subject Monday. Let us tell you that the SBI had requested the High Court of Rajasthan to seek an investigation from the CBI on the matter as the missing amount is more than Rs 3 crore which is required for the investigation request of the ‘agency.
Yes, on the instructions of the High Court, the CBI has taken cognizance of the FIR recorded earlier by the Rajasthan Police. Let us also tell you that this case came to light when the SBI branch decided to count the coins after a preliminary investigation, which indicated an anomaly in the money kept in the bank. Meanwhile, the service of a private seller in Jaipur was taken to count coins over Rs 13 crore according to the books of the bank branch. Yes and on counting he learned that coins worth more than Rs 11 crore were missing from the branch.
Not only that, but only 3,000 bags of coins carrying around two crore rupees were accounted for and transferred to the coin custody branch of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Along with this, it was also alleged in the FIR that the employees of the private seller who did the counting were threatened on the night of August 10, 2021 at the guesthouse where he was staying and asked not to count the rooms.
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