Police seek two more days’ remand of accused

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Chandigarh police sought two more days of police remand for a former bank manager and three others who allegedly sanctioned loans worth Rs 20 crore from the Punjab and Sindh Bank, Sector 24 branch. Two more people were arrested by the EOW who were sent to judicial custody on Monday.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) EOW, Anil Joshi said, "We requested the court that the scrutiny of 133 files of housing loans that we recovered from the three need some time to be verified. Also, the presence of the three is necessary while we do that."

EOW had arrested Rajmani, a resident of Mohali and Prem Kumar, a resident of Sector 15 on Saturday, November 17, a day after the arrest of the former bank manager, Rajinder Singh Kalsi and his accomplices Karan Thakur and Pradeep Goel.

The DSP also said that they are suspecting that the three have sanctioned loans of other categories also. For the same, the three are yet to be interrogated. "We are suspecting that in the last one and a half year, these three have sanctioned many more loans than we have information about," said the DSP.

He also added that the three have disclosed many more names apart from the two who were arrested the day after their arrest. Rajmani and Prem Kumar had been the ones signing the fake documents to pose as a loan applicant.

The addresses of the people, the names of whom the three have disclosed during the preliminary investigation are not known yet. EOW officers say that they will have to take the three to arrest the rest of the alleged accused.

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