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Chief Minister Shri Hemant Soren has approved to transfer the fraud case of fake withdrawals of Rs 11 crore 64 lakh 38 thousand 635. This huge sum was deposited in Giridih Head Post Office and Giridih Town Sub Post Office under Giridih Division to CBI for in-depth investigation. 

An FIR on the matter is also lodged in the Giridih town police. A request was made by the Chief of Posts (Sales and Expenditure Department) Jharkhand Circle, Ranchi to hand over the investigation to the CBI.

What was the modus operandi of this fake withdrawal?

From October 3, 2016, to August 30, 2019, Rs. 11,64,38,635 was fraudulently withdrawn from the head post office in Giridih district. 

Under this, the demand drafts received at various post offices subordinate to Giridih Head Post Office were deposited in personal accounts by deceiving in a planned manner. 

In this case, Shasibhushan Kumar, Assistant Postmaster, and Md. Altaf, Assistant Postmaster of Giridih Head Post Office were suspended when their involvement was unearthed.

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