Shillong, May 9 : The CBI has arrested a wanted accused from Madhubani in Bihar in connection with the withdrawal of Rs 60 lakh from an account of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Shillong, an official said on Thursday.
Raj Narayan Rai was produced before a lower court here in Meghalaya on Wednesday after which, he was remanded in eight days custody of the CBI for interrogation.
The accused had absconded for a long time after withdrawing Rs 60 lakh from the current account of BSNL Shillong in January and February, 2012 by using forged cheque leaves and false signatures.
The amounts were transferred to 9 bank accounts of different 9 Nationalised Banks situated in West Bengal, New Delhi & Andhra Pradesh. All the 9 bank accounts were opened using fake documents.
Earlier, CBI had filed charge sheet against only one accused of Samastipur, Bihar namely Sanjeev Kr. Rai and later arrested another accused Bidyut Sarkar of Kolkata.
CBI is on hunt to arrest other 4-5 gang members of the racket as the names used in the Banks are pseudonyms for which they are not yet traceable.It considers the arrest of Raj Narayan Rai of Bihar as a big success and expects that it will be able to extract good lead about other accused involved in the racket during his interrogation. (UNI)