CBI raids 50 places across 18 cities in special drive against banking fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday launched a special drive in connection with banking scams across the country and registered 14 cases, officials said.

The central agency teams swooped down at 50 locations in 18 different cities in a coordinated action against the promoters and directors of the companies made accused in the cases in 12 states across the country, they said.

Searches are being conducted in various cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Thane, Valsad, Pune, Palani, Gaya, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Surat and Kolar.

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A senior official said, “In a countrywide action relating to bank fraud scams/cases, CBI is conducting a special drive today and has begun searches at more than 50 places in 18 different cities in around 12 states/union territories.”

“A total of 14 cases have been registered against the accused including various companies/ firms, their promoters/directors and bank officials,” the official added.

The search operation is still underway, they said.

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