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Chandra Pal Singh v. Prathama Bank - WRIT - A No. 11006 of 1992  RD-AH 13950 (14 August 2007)
Hon'ble Vineet Saran, J
The petitioner was a Junior Cashier-cum-Clerk working with the respondent-Bank. On certain charges of financial irregularity he had been placed under suspension. A charge-sheet was served on him on 8.7.1988 and after enquiry the disciplinary authority passed an order dated 2.7.1991 directing removal of the petitioner from service. The petitioner filed an appeal which was dismissed by the appellate authority on 6.12.1991. Aggrieved by the aforesaid orders dated 2.7.1991 and 6.12.1991, this writ petition has been filed.
I have heard Sri Ajay Sharma, learned counsel appearing for the petitioner as well as Sri P.K. Singhal, learned counsel appearing for the respondents and have perused the record. With consent of the learned counsel for the parties, this writ petition is being disposed of at this stage.
The charges against the petitioner were to the effect that the petitioner had got a fake account opened and got balances of the bank account inflated and withdrawals had been made from the said account whereby the bank was cheated to the tune of Rs. 90,000/-. He was also charged of taking extra interest in issuance of the cheque-book of the said account and had also signed on the back of the cheque issued for the purposes of withdrawal. On a detailed enquiry the charges against the petitioner stood proved. The petitioner did not produce any witness in support of his case and has stated that his signatures on the back of the cheque had been obtained fraudulently.
In view of the fact that the charges against the petitioner have been fully proved and a person working in the bank has to maintain utmost honesty and integrity as it is a job of public trust, in my view, the orders by which the petitioner has been removed from service in such circumstances, do not call for any interference.
This writ petition is, accordingly, dismissed. No order as to costs.
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