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Bengaluru: One year after demonetisation, CBI files first charge sheet in illegal note exchange case

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Nov 8: On the first anniversary of currency note demonetization exercise, Anti Corruption Bureau wing of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed its maiden charge sheet pertaining to a case of illegal currency note exchange. The charge sheet has named G Raviraj, who was working as cashier in State Bank of Mysore's Avenue Road Branch here, which has been designated as currency management branch.

Raviraj ended his life after he came to know that CBI had begun preliminary inquiry about his activities relating to exchange of currency notes, during the fag end of 2016.

Five first information reports had been registered by CBI in respect of exchange of demonetized currency notes with new notes in violation of norms. CBI says that investigation pertaining to the remaining four cases is continuing. One of them is against high profile chief project officer of Karnataka State Highway Development Project, S C Jayachandra. The first charge sheet names only Raviraj as accused, while in the case of other employees, it has suggested to undertake departmental enquiry.

After demonetization process was set into motion, CBI had got information about illegal exchange of currenecy notes with the old ones going on at Kollegal branch of State Bank of Mysore. CBI had filed first information report against head cashier of the bank, Parashiva Murthy, and others in this case.

Raviraj allegedly improperly used new currency notes of Rs 2,000 amounting to Rs 20 lac for illegal exchange of old notes. It was found that although he had withdrawn Rs 20 lac purportedly to supply to some branch, the new currency notes were not supplied to any of the branches the bank as expected from currency chests, but the new currency notes were supplied to some individuals in exchange for demonetised currency notes.

It is said that as Raviraj is no more, the case will be treated as closed after the court takes into record the charge sheet.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Only a Stunt 😁😁😁

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  • ananth m shenvi, DOHA

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Very super story. Directly the mystery is solved. Very good work done by CBI. Same like the Police comes at the end of a Hindi/ Kannada movie, with guns in their hands.
    Very pathetic situation of India. Shame on our Judiciary and our law.

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  • Raviraj, Bnglr

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Never ending story. Chor Police Drama. Poor people like we are facing price hike on daily needs . Who wil file case against modi.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Looks like again a drama.

    Modi Govt., has pledged in Supreme Court, that it is not going to charge anyone against note exchange. It only gives DeMo a credible look, for all its failure.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Any meaning in framing charges on the person who is no more and the case is reported to be closed

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  • shan, dubai

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Good .... CBI files first charge sheet....... The person is dead, only 20 lac cash exchanged in India..... What about the people were having cores of money and exchanged in illegal way?????

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Does CBI has the spine to file a charge sheet on those who are responsible for the loss of life ( nearly 100 + ) due to this mindless demonetisation decision ?

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Nothing compared to 1984 anti sikh riots

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  • shan, dubai

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April, 1919 about 400 people died but when people are remembering this with sadness you will tell second world war millions died....... Are you ok..... Why comparing with another, just to politicize the news????

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  • chandra, surathkal

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    What is the logic behind charge sheet when it is already considered as closed. Anyone knows that this means?

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  • Anon, Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    As the investigation had already begun during his lifetime and the file was open and pending, this is just a way of officially putting on record that the file is being closed due to death of the accused. Or else it will be left as a pending file, or a file that the CBI is not pursuing.

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  • chandra, surathkal

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Thanks for the information Anon

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