New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the probe into the disappearance of coins worth Rs 11 crore from the vault of a State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Rajasthan's Mehandipur Balaji. Let us tell you that the officials have given information about this on Monday. Let us tell you that SBI had moved the Rajasthan High Court requesting a CBI inquiry into the matter as the missing amount is more than Rs 3 crore which is necessary for the agency's demand for investigation.
Yes, on the instructions of the High Court, the CBI has taken cognizance of the FIR registered earlier by the Rajasthan Police. Let us also tell you that this matter came to light when the SBI branch decided to count the coins after preliminary investigation, which indicated discrepancy in the cash kept in the bank. At the same time, the service of a private vendor in Jaipur was taken to count the coins of more than Rs 13 crore as per the books of the bank branch. Yes and by counting it came to know that coins worth more than Rs 11 crore are missing from the branch.
Not only this but only 3,000 coin bags carrying around two crore rupees were accounted for and transferred to the coin-keeping branch of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Along with this, it has also been alleged in the FIR that the employees of the private vendor who did the counting were threatened on the night of 10 August 2021 at the guest house where he was staying and asked not to count the coins.