The Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea seeking constitution of a SIT to investigate into a multi-crore banking scam committed by Uttarakhand police officer IPS Amit Srivastava, his family, his faithful dummy Directors
Geetica Kweera, her husband Apoorva Joshi, along with loyal accomplices Shyam Singh Rawat and Manohar Singh Dasauni etc.
A three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice NV Ramana, and Justices Krishna Murari & Hima Kohli has sought the response of the Centre, the Central Vigilance Commission & the Central Bureau of Investigation, in plea which also sought registration of FIR in a brutal murder of a whistle blower, who made a complaint against IPS Amit Srivastava.
The plea has been filed by Nishant Rohal a resident of Uttar Pradesh through Advocate-On-Record Raj Kishor Choudhary. “Corruption has become a social menace and is very much rampant nowadays. It is like a termite or a poisonous snake (that) has penetrated deeply into our system,” stated in the plea.
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The petitioner stated that he had filed a Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI) complaint with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), the apex vigilance institution of India, free of control from any executive authority, monitoring all vigilance activity under the Government, for CBI investigation into Union Bank of India mega loan fraud through criminal conspiracy, forgery, cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal misconduct perpetrated by Uttarakhand promotee IPS officer Amit Srivastava and his dummy associates Geetica Kweera & Apoorva Joshi of Almora and their front companies in collusion with corrupt senior officers of Union Bank of India & Syndicate Bank, aided by fake suppliers, auditors, fabricated books and documents, false and fabricated papers, tax invoices, bills of exchange and forged receipts, CA and one Uttarakhand Police Sub Inspector Shyam Singh Rawat, while obtaining credit facilities from the then Corporation Bank (presently Union Bank of India) as well as Syndicate Bank, and misappropriation of loan proceeds of About 31 crores (with out interest) through his benami companies and dummy directors and senior bank officials, for private gain and private benefit and wrongful loss to the public sector banks, fraudulent claim of false export incentives of about Rs.lOO crores and vast disproportionate assets of Uttarakhand cadre IPS officer presently working as Superintendent Vigilance Cell at Nainital, Uttarakhand and for recovery of all public money swindled by them and disproportionate assets/ benami companies of Uttarakhand promotee IPS officer Amit Srivastava & his family.
It further alleged, although, several citizens and even employees of the fraudulent company made detailed complaints to Union Bank of India, that the aforementioned persons indulged in fraudulent transactions, causing a huge loss to the bank and further massive losses to Govt. of India on account of the connected export benefit frauds and fudging of accounts and records, it was ignored by the bank.
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“Amit Srivasatava, the police officer from the State Police Services who is now inducted into the Uttarakhand IPS is the main person who had prevented the bank from conducting the forensic audit. Had the bank not come under the criminal pressure of the said police officer, the defaulter bogus firm’s irregularities like misappropriation of funds and diversion of funds via several shell firms into real estate benefits of the said police officer & his family would have come into light and such cases of diversion and misappropriation of the loan and the scam would have led to the arrest of the senior police officer Amit Srivastava, his family members as well as Apoorva Joshi & his wife Geetica Kweera”
-the plea added.
“the big-scale operations of the aforementioned frauds, their expertise and their criminal tricks to make easy money should be immediately probed by CBI. Their modus operandi of making unethical money and wrongful gains through criminal means also includes inflated purchase bills to get duty drawback benefits, claiming false GST returns, and malpractices with banks regarding loans to get more subsidies over invoicing of goods etc. Their companies have availed govt export subsidies based on fake documents. The above mentioned fraudulent criminal activities are just a few and only the tip of the iceberg but the whole truth will come out during comprehensive investigation by CBI.”
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