CBI files case against unknown MEA officials over forgery


New Delhi, July 13: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a case against unknown officials of Ministry of External Affairs under forgery, cheating, and other offences.

The case has been filed on a complaint that around Rs 92 lakhs have been fraudulently withdrawn from various GPF accounts of the Ministry during August 2017 to February 2018.

However, due to a mismatch of the name of the GPF account holder, the transaction was withheld by the bank, ANI reported.

Later, an Internal inquiry revealed that the COMPACT database, the software used by the Principal Controller of Accounts to operate MEA accounts, was tampered with.

Certain data fields were also malfunctioned in order to facilitate the withdrawals, signatures of the sanctioning authorities were forged and wrong file numbers and other details were made on the fraudulent GPF withdrawals documents.

Not only this, it also suspected that such withdrawals have previously been made from several other accounts as well.


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