After the Punjab National Bank fraud, it is the another alleged multi-crore bank scam that has surfaced in the state-controlled Canara Bank.
It is said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a complaint of fraudulent transactions worth Rs 515.15 crore against Kolkata-based RP Infosystem and its directors.
Sources said that
one of the company directors
, Shibaji Panja, booked by the CBI in the case is known to be close to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
He was earlier arrested earlier by Delhi Police and booked by CBI in connection with defrauding banks.
In the wake of the letter of undertaking (LoU) scandal that has engulfed the state lender Punjab National Bank (PNB), several other public sector banks such as Bank of Baroda, Oriental Bank of Commerce and other lenders too seem to be rushing to the CBI with fraud cases.
The FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by Canara Bank on behalf of consortium of 10 banks on Tuesday that M/s RP Infosystems and its top management — Directors Shibaji Panja, Kaustav Roy and Vinay Bafna and Vice President Debnath Pal — caused “wrongful loss” to the consortium of banks of Rs 515.15 crore, reported the Deccan Herald.