bank manager, Peon caught receiving a bribe | Ahmedabad News
Ahmedabad: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officers on Wednesday caught a manager and a peon of a nationalized bank at Vadasma in Mehsana district accepting a bribe of Rs 95,000 instead of a one-time settlement for a crop loan of Rs 4 lakh.
According to ACB officials, Roshan Kumar Singhmanager of the Vadasma branch of Indian Bank, and a peon named Jagdish Vaghelaasked for the money from a man whose father had taken a Kisan credit card (KCC) loan on his farmland.
“The complainant’s father had taken out a KCC loan of Rs 4 lakh but he could not repay the principal and interest. The bank officers then declared the account an NPA (non-performing asset). Later, Singh made the plaintiff pay Rs 4 lakh under the single settlement scheme,” an ACB officer said.
The officer said Singh demanded Rs 95,000 to provide the NOC for a single settlement from the complainant. After that, the plaintiff approached ACB officers who set a trap and caught Vaghela and Singh for accepting the bribe.
ACB detained the two accused and opened an investigation. An ACB official said people generally do not file complaints against bankers, who ask for bribes instead of various settlements.