HYDERABAD: The Central Bureau of Investigation officials have registered criminal cases on eight postal officers including three women officials for misusing funds of `64.97 lakh during the demonetisation period in the city.
Based on a complaint lodged by senior superintendent of post office, HR Chandrashekarachar, CBI officials booked cases of criminal misconduct, criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust by public servant and falsification of books of accounts on eight employees.
The accused officers are – M Mahesh, R Jyothi, CH Venu, Durgabai, S Bhasker, P Santoshimata, Amrail Singh, and TV Bhaskar of head post office, Khairatabad.
In the complaint, the senior superintendent alleged that the internal enquiry by the department squad resulted in establishing malpractices committed by the postal staff of Khairatabad head office in exchanging of new currency to the extent of `64.97 lakh.
Further, an internal probe has also revealed that Mahesh, the main treasurer, has done all the transactions with counter clerks working on demonetisation on ‘out of account’.
Following inputs from the senior officials, the officials have registered cases and said that Mahesh and others criminally conspired with each other to chat people of their money..