The former bank recovery agent faces 6 months in prison for asking for a bribe | Popgen Tech
A special court on Monday convicted a former recovery agent with Punjab National Bank (PNB) for demanding a bribe of Rs2 crore and later accepting Rs1.80 crore from a businessman to set aside action by the bank for defaulting on a loan in 2012 .
A senior manager, the main accused, died
The senior manager of the bank was the main accused in the case. He died in 2020 and the case against him was dropped. The case was registered in July 2012 by a businessman against Mani Bhushan, senior manager, Regional Stationary Distribution Centre, PNB house, Fort and Hakam Mendiratta, a retired bank employee, working as a recovery agent at the Branch of -Asset Recovery Management, Mumbai .
A businessman complained to the agencies
Prosecutor Sandeep Singh said the businessman had complained to the superintendent of police, CBI, ACB that the duo had demanded Rs2 crore for providing crucial information that would help him set aside the sale of his property conducted by the branch of -asset recovery management in September 2010. .
The duo hatched the conspiracy
According to the agency’s case, the duo were in conspiracy and Mendiratta had contacted the complainant on July 29, 2012, informing him to meet the senior manager, who could help him get the property back. his auctioned by the bank. Mendiratta had allegedly then materialized the meeting in a cafe in the Fort. The following month, the duo had allegedly visited the businessman’s office and demanded the bribe, assuring him to regain ownership of the property worth Rs40 crore.
The senior manager was caught accepting the bribe of Rs1.80 crore along with Mendiratta at the bank office in Fort.
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