MOBEDS acknowledges `unauthorised fund withdrawal`

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IMPHAL, March 21: The Manipur Minorities and OBC Economic Development Society (MOBEDS)has in press statement made clarification in respect of the news published in some local dailies on March 15, 2014 regarding the unauthorised withdrawal of funds from the bank account of this office operating in UBI, Paona bazar, Imphal.

The amount withdrawn from UBI, Thoubal by Y Hemanta Singh by the forged signatures of the secretary of MOBC & SC, government of Manipur and the director of MOBC &SC department, Manipur in the invalid cheque of UBI, Thangal Bazar is Rs. 4,20,00,000/- out of which a sum of Rs. 3,74,33,674/- only has been recovered as of now and the balance amount to be recovered is Rs. RS.4S,66,326/- only. The MOBEDS has bank account in UBI, Paona Bazar, not in UBI, Thangal Bazar.

The senior manager, UBI, Thoubal lodged an FIR to the Thoubal police station against Y Hementa Singh on March 15, it said and added that the member secretary of MOBEDS has also informed the SP, Thoubal district to take necessary action against the culprits and to recover the fund.

The chief secretary, government of Manipur advised the DGP, Manipur on March 15, 2014 to book the culprits within 24 hours considering the seriousness of the matter and the amount involved and the project director of MOBEDS has lodged an FIR to the City Police station, Imphal against the chief manager, UBI, Paona Bazar for full recovery of the balance amount drawn by UBI, Thoubal, it said.

The chief manager, UBI, Paona Bazar, Imphal has been informed by the member secretary of MOBEDS on March 19, 2014 to transfer the balance amount to MOBEDS account within 24 hours. The bank officials of UBI, Thoubal involved have been placed under suspension and a departmental enquiry has been started by CRM, Cachar Region of UBI according to official communication, it said.

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