Ex-senior assistant of SBI awarded 8 years rigorous imprisonment

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New Delhi: A special CBI judge in Guwahati has convicted Tapan Kumar Hazarika, former senior assistant and in-charge of pension, State Bank of India, Dhing Branch in Nagaon (Assam) district and sentenced him to undergo five years rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs 1.2 crore.

The CBI had registered the case on January 4, 2010 on a complaint against the accused. It was alleged that the accused had opened 10 fictitious SB accounts in the names of deceased pensioners & their family members and fraudulently credited undue pension in those accounts.

Subsequently, the accused withdrew an amount of Rs 95,99,144 through different modes and caused loss to the bank.

After completion of the investigation, the CBI filed a chargesheet on July 14, 2011 in the designated court. The trial court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

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