FIR over withdrawal of ~9.2 million from MEA's GPF accounts
The CBI has registered a case against unidentified officials of the External Affairs Ministry for irregular withdrawal of ~9.2 million from GPF accounts of the ministry between August 2017 and February 2018, officials said on Friday. It was found in the internal review of accounts by the External Affairs Ministry that the amount was fraudulently transferred from four GPF accounts, they said. The fraud was detected when an attempt was made to withdraw ~2.2 million from the GPF account of a person named Ram Kumar on June 7 in Axis Bank branch in Janakpuri, they said. "Due to mismatch of name with GPF account holder etc, the payment of the bill was stopped. During the internal review, it is revealed that COMPACT Data Base had been tampered with and certain data fields altered," the MEA complaint said.