Ranjit Mahanti

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday convicted Mohammed Maqdoom, an assistant sub-postmaster for three-and-half years’ rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs.22, 65, 400 in a criminal misconduct case.

According to CBI spokesperson, the court sentenced Mohammed Maqdoom, postal assistant in a post office here, to rigorous imprisonment of three and a half years and a fine of Rs.22, 65,400.

While working as postal assistant at Royapettah post office and Gopalapuram post office during 2010-11, Maqdoom abused his official position and misappropriated the money/proceeds of Kisan Vikas Patras totaling to Rs.15,40,000.

The Kisan Vikas Patras were entrusted to him by the customers of the post office for opening the time deposit accounts.

However, Maqdom created false account numbers and issued false and forged pass books with those account numbers to the customers in order to make them believe that the term deposit accounts were opened, and thus committed criminal breach of trust and cheating.

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