GUWAHATI, March 21 - A special CBI court has convicted two persons for defrauding Assam Gramin Vikash Bank to the tune of Rs 1.43 crore way back in 2007-08.
The accused were the clerk and officer of the Doboka branch of the bank and in that capacity Bhaskarjyoti Borah and Amalendu Borah falsified the books of accounts belonging to the bank with an intent to defraud the bank, the prosecution established in the court.
Delivering the judgement yesterday, Special CBI Judge Binod Kumar Chetri sentenced Bhaskarjyoti Borah to seven years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 25 lakh and Amlendu Borah to four years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10 lakh. The fines will be realized from the accused persons as arrear of land revenue.
Assam Gramin Vikash Bank general manager Parikshit Subuddhi and senior manager Ajit Kr Neog had filed a complaint that there has been manipulation and criminal misappropriation of huge amount of bank money committed by the staff in connivance with outsiders from the bank�s Doboka branch. From an internal investigation, misappropriation of more than Rs 85 lakh was detected initially.
Bhaskarjyoti Bora was suspected to be involved in forgery, falsification of accounts, criminal breach of trust and cheating. The branch manager Upendra Nath Bora and staff Amalendu Bora were also named as suspects. The prosecution, however, failed to establish the charges against Upendra Nath Borah.