HYDERABAD: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting an enquiry into the Rs 8.47 crore Fixed Deposit (FD) sipho ning off case at the Malkaj giri branch of the State Bank of Hyderabad. The amount was deposited in the bank by the official liquidator.

Malkajgiri police of Cy berabad commissionerate have already registered a case and began the probe based on the complaint lod ged by official liquidator Arvind Shukla.

The official liquidator subsequently moved a peti tion before the high court informing about the fraud and the court directed CBI to conduct an enquiry into the SBH Malkajgiri Branch fraud and submit a report.

Sources confirmed that CBI DIG V Chandrasekhar has received the court di rections on Friday.

As a part of the probe CBI has posed various qu estions to both SBH and official liquidator. After gathering the pri ma facie evidence, CBI will be registering a fresh case.

Meanwhile, Malkajgiri police have also grilled va rious suspects in the fraud case. As it was evident that the kingpin, Mani Damo dar, executed the fraud in collusion with the bank officials and the staff of offi cial liquidator’s office, po lice on Friday questioned the senior officials of the official liquidator’s office to find out who could have leaked the information about the deposits in pos session of the office to kingpin Mani Damodar.

Damodar is suspected to be the mastermind be hind Rs 34 crore fixed depo sit being siphoned off from SBH branches at Malkajgi ri, Singapore Tonwship and United Bank of India’s Khammam branch.

In Khammam and Mal kajgiri branches the depo sits were made by the offici al liquidator and in Singa pore Township branch the deposits belong to AP State Housing Corporation Ltd.

Malkajgiri police alrea dy took five associates o Mani Damodar including former SBH employee Ven kat Ramama Rao, Venkatesh, Phani Kumar, Ra mesh and Vijay into custo dy. Special teams of Mal kajgiri police have launched a manhunt to nab the prime suspect Damo dar and after his arrest, the cases are likely to be han ded over to either CID or the CBI.

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Source: TOI-Hyd