A case of an MCC Revenue Officer swindling lakhs of rupees by using fake seal of ING Vysya Bank has been reported from MCC Zone 8 office in Udayagiri.

The accused has been identified as Javed, who was on deputation from the Revenue Department and functioning as Revenue Officer (RO) at MCC Zone 8 office.

It is a normal practice that those seeking changes in khata, transfer and other services should enclose a bank receipt for the amount paid for the required services along with the application for which facilities are being made at the branch of ING Vysya Bank where the prescribed fee should be paid and the receipt be attached with the application.

RO Javed, misusing the same, allegedly used to collect the fee from citizens directly along with the application and attach the bank receipt using a fake ‘cash paid receipt seal’ and forward the same for action.

On April 16, several applications reached the Assistant Commissioner of the Zonal Office Parvathi, who noticed the irregularity as she did not find the bank receipts for having received the fees.

On examination, it was found that several bank receipts were not found in the list of receipts for which the fees had been paid. The Bank officials, who developed doubts discussed the matter with the Asst. Commissioner during which it came to light that there was no such kind of seal in the bank which were found on the said bank receipts.

Parvathi, who was convinced of Javed’s involvement, brought the matter to the notice of MCC Accounts Officer Indira, who rushed to the office and enquired the RO during which he reportedly confessed.

Meanwhile, Asst. Commissioner Parvathi has intensified the investigation to ascertain the quantum of money allegedly swindled by Javed and has submitted a preliminary report to the MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh.

It is learnt that MCC Commissioner Ramesh has instructed the officials to file a criminal case against Javed as per which the Asst. Commissioner is likely to lodge a complaint today.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore