Money & Banking

Hero Group identifies 2 more staff in Citi fraud case

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 06, 2011 Published on January 05, 2011

Hero Corporate Services has identified two more employees who could have colluded with its former Associate Vice—President, Mr Sanjay Gupta, and Citibank employees in the Rs 300-crore fraud case.

“Following an initial internal enquiry, two employees — Ganpat Singh and Gaurav Jain — working in the accounts department have also been identified to have been in possible collusion with Sanjay Gupta and Citibank employees,” the company said in statement.

They have been sent on leave with immediate effect by the company, it added.

“This is in addition to the suspension of Gupta by the company. Further appropriate action will be taken after the final outcome of the enquiry,” it said.

Earlier this week, Mr Gupta was remanded to a five—day police custody in connection with the Citibank fraud case for allegedly investing about Rs 250 crore belonging to the promoters of the Hero group companies.

The Gurgaon police arrested him under Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code that deals with criminal conspiracy.

According to the police, Mr Gupta had invested around Rs 250 crore from different Hero Group companies and their promoters.

For this, he had formed two finance companies — BG Finance and G2S, and took a commission of Rs 20 crore from Shivraj Puri, the alleged mastermind in the estimated Rs 300-crore fraud discovered at the Citibank’s Gurgaon branch, for investing the amount.

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Published on January 05, 2011
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