A detailed letter, sent to several authorities including ABI (abinet.org) by an anonymous person, has blown the lid of alleged massive corruption by top naval officers. The letter states, in detail, how Naval Officer, including Union Leaders, converted black money into white, using The Naval Dockyard Cooperative Bank at Naval Dockyard, Lion Gate, Mumbai as a conduit.
A Letter, sent anonymously, last week, through mail to ABI (Akela Bureau of Investigation) as well as to several authorities. The letter states that on December 7, 2016, many persons deposited Rs 24,000 each at Naval Dockyard Co-operative Bank, Lion Gate branch. The cash was in the form of demonetised higher denomination old currency notes. The cashier noticed that the same set of individuals are regularly depositing Rs 24,000 into the bank account and withdrawing the same amount after a few days. The cashier was aware that the money deposited could not belong to the individuals depositing them, as they were just doing apprenticeship and hence were not owners of the money being deposited.
The cashier shared his doubts with his colleagues. The matter was soon referred to senior officials of the bank. They immediately called the depositors and questioned them about the source of old notes that they were depositing in the account. During the course of enquiry, they confessed that they were depositing notes on commission basis on instructions from one Prakash Chandrakant More. More is a Naval Dockyard employee working at Centre no 10. He was supplying the old notes to them.
Shockingly, despite the findings of the inquiry, the top bank officials hid the truth and did not approach the police.
ABI ( abinet.org ) has no other proof but complainant (letter writer) in the letter claims that Rear Admiral Sanjeev Kale, who is also the head of the bank, exchanged old notes worth of Rs 76 Lakh. Similarly, GM, HR, Vivek Agrawal Rs 24 Lakhs and General Secretary and head of Naval Employee Union P.B. Panigrahi exchanged Rs 16 Lakh in same bank. It can be safe to assume that all this was illegal and black money, and hence it was exchanged through dubious means.
Perhaps that is the reason that bank authorities decided to not take the matter with City Police or any other departments enquiring about demonetisation. The letter has demanded a thorough inquiry in the matter.