The scam pertains to purchase-sale of Government Bonds. The Cooperation Department has found Sunil Kedar, the former Chairman of the NDCCB, guilty in the scam after 11 years of gruelling and sustained probe into the massive irregularities.
Nagpur News: The Congress MLA from Saoner Sunil Kedar, the key accused in the Rs 150 crore scam pertaining to purchase-sale of Government Bonds, has been ordered to pay Rs 300 crore for causing loss to Nagpur District Central Co-operative Bank (NDCCB). The Cooperation Department has found Sunil Kedar, the former Chairman of the NDCCB, guilty in the scam after 11 years of gruelling and sustained probe into the massive irregularities. Kedar has been ordered to deposit Rs 129.31 crore with 12 per cent interest per month the total of which stands at Rs 300 crore including the principal amount and the interest.
The scam got exposed in 2002. The Cooperation Department has also blamed the General Manager Ashok Chaudhary and other Directors of NDCCB for the scam. The Investigating Officer, in his probe report, has recommended legal actions against the guilty if they fail to deposit the amounts. The Special Auditor (Class 1) Yashwant Bagde gave his final order on Thursday (November 28) after 11 years of investigation into the scam. According to the order, Rs 25 crore would be recovered from the General Manager Ashok Chaudhary. Moreover, the former Vice-Chairman of the Bank Asha Mahajan, former Directors Shyamrao Dhawad, Kusum Kimmatkar, Morebaji Nimje, Rameshkumar Nimje, and Santosh Chore have been ordered to pay Rs 1020 each as fines.
The Saoner MLA Sunil Kedar has been ordered to deposit 90 per cent of the scam amount in the Bank on account of recovery of loss. Sunil Kedar is also facing criminal proceedings in a court for the scam.
THE EXACT SCAM:
The MLA Sunil Kedar invested the NDCCB money in the Gilt through Mumbai’s Home Trade. Initially, after receiving the invested money back, the Bank invested the money for purchasing the Government Bonds but the money never came back. In the meanwhile, Sunil Kedar became Chairman of the NDCCB in 2000 and, in the first ever General Body meeting, he got the proposal regarding utilization of Bank money in the purchase-sale of Government Bonds passed in the meeting. This way, Kedar misused his powers and caused huge loss to the Bank.