TEN YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO TWO POSTAL OFFICIALS AND A PRIVATE PERSON FOR CAUSING LOSS TO GOVT EXCHEQUOR


Press Release
New Delhi, 18.03.2019

TheSpecial Judge for CBI Cases, Madurai (Tamil Nadu) has sentenced Sh. G.Varadharajan the then Sub Post Master and Sh. S.Murugesan, the then Postal Assistant both working in Vedasandur Post Office, Dindigul to undergo 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.3,50,000/- each and Sh. S.Karthika (Private Person) to undergo 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.3,40,000/-.

CBI had registered the case on allegations that the accused persons entered into a criminal conspiracy during the period 2007-2008 at Dindigul, Vedasandur and other places in Tamil Nadu, to misappropriate saving scheme funds of the postal Department. In pursuance of this criminal conspiracy, the accused misused the password for the software "Sanjay Post", inflated the amount of monthly deposits and made several withdrawals of such inflated deposits amounting to approx. Rs. 1.27 crore, through the Postal SB Accounts maintained by the accused persons.

After completion of the investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 30.06.2010 U/s. 120-B r/w 420, 467, 468 r/w 471 of IPC and Sec. 13(2) r/w 13(1)(c) of PC Act, 1988 & U/s. 66 of Information Technology Act, 2000.

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted them.

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