THREE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO TWO OFFICIALS OF HDFC BANK IN A BRIBERY OF Rs. TWO LAKH
The Special Judge, CBI cases, Pune (Maharashtra) has sentenced Shri Nitin Nikam, then Relationship Manager (Retail Agri), HDFC Bank Ltd., Baramati(Maharashtra) to undergo 3 years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 60,000/- and Shri Ganesh Dhaiygude,, then Rural Sales Executive, HDFC Bank Ltd. Jalochi Branch, Baramati to undergo 3 years RI with fine of Rs.10,000/- in a bribery case.
CBI had registered a case on 30.07.2020 against Shri Nitin Nikam, Relationship Manager, HDFC Bank, Baramati, District- Pune on complaint. It was alleged that Shri Nitin Nikam had demanded bribe of Rs. 2,70,000/- from the Complainant for sanction & disbursement of loan amount of Rs. 99 lakh from HDFC Bank, Baramati Branch, District-Pune to the Complainant. Later, the bribe was negotiated to Rs. 2.25 lakh, of which an amount of Rs. 2 lakh was to be given initially. Shri Nitin Nikam sent his junior Shri Ganesh Dhaiygude, Rural Sales Executive, HDFC Bank, Baramati Branch to collect the bribe from the Complainant.
CBI laid a trap and caught the Rural Sales Executive red-handed while accepting the bribe of Rs. 2 lakh from the Complainant. Both the said accused were arrested. Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused which led to recovery of incriminating documents
After investigation, chargesheet was filed on 18.12.2020 against both the accused before the Special Judge, CBI cases, Pune.
The Trial Court found both the accused guilty and convicted them.