CBI team reaches eastern railway headquarters for fake cheque case

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Gorakhpur, Sep 6 (UNI) A CBI team today reached eastern railway headquarters here to probe into a recent incident, where Rs 14 crore was withdrawn through multiple fake cheques from several banks in Delhi and Noida.

A three-member team checked into the accounts department and gave thorough reading to the related file and other documents.

Besides, they took specimen signatures of the officials, who were the signing authority in the department and also learnt about the channel of cheque processing, official sources said.

While accepting the reports of CBI inquiry into the case, eastern railway PRO Anil Kumar Singh told UNI that the department is cooperating with the investigating team and on being asked, the needed files and documents would be provided without any delay.

Earlier, CBI had seized 13 fake cheques from the banks in Delhi and Noida, through which Rs 14 crore were withdrawn.

Later, CBI had arrested five people in Delhi, who were being interrogated, however, no valuable details could be scraped till date.

Meanwhile, sources said the incident could be the handiwork of some big racket expertised in forging cheques.

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