Pune city police have booked seven officials from Indian Post offices who misappropriated with millions of rupees from the accounts of term depositors. The India Post Office officials filed a case at the Viman Tal and Vishrantwadi police stations on Friday, March 24.
In a complaint lodged by a post employee Yogesh Veer stated that in during the year 2014 and June 2018, accused deputed at the Dunkirk Line post office collected 59 Term Deposits (TD) amounting to Rs 2.47 crore and received Rs 4.95 lakh as a commission for each Term Deposits opened. Veer further alleged that accused Mali kept 75 per cent of the total commission and shared the remaining part with other accused Bhosale.
Three FIRs have been lodged against Bhagwan Naik, Jyotiram Mali, Madhukar Suryavanshi, Ganesh Lande, in Vishrantwadi police station and while accused Ramesh Bhosle, Vilas Dethe and Jyotiram Mali have been booked at Vimantal police station.
In another FIR filed at Vimantal police station, the Yogesh Veer stated that from 2014 to 18, accused Vilas Dethe, who was assigned to the Viman Nagar post office, accepted Rs 45,900 from 19 depositors for investment in various schemes such as Sukanya Samrudhi but did not enter it into Post office data.
Police officials from VimanTal police station told that Vilas Dethe issued receipts to the respective depositors for the amount deposited regularly but misused that amount for personal use.
The complainant Yogesh Veer told that a departmental enquiry has already been initiated against all accused and the department suspended them. We have also recovered all money from them.’’
Senior police inspector at Vimantal police station Vilas Sonde said, “We have registered two FIRs and booked seven post office employees for mal-practicing during their daily work and further investigation is going on”.