Ex-CEO of Karnataka's Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank found dead in his car in Bengaluru

The ACB had recently raided the office and residence of former CEO Vasudeva Maiya and a few other executives of the bank in connection with a fraud case

Press Trust of India July 07, 2020 17:01:28 IST
Ex-CEO of Karnataka's Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank found dead in his car in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A former CEO of a co-operative bank, which was being probed for alleged financial fraud, was found dead in his car in Bengaluru, police said on Tuesday.

Police suspect that Vasudeva Maiya may have died by suicide after consuming poison but they hastened to add that the exact cause of death would be known only after a detailed investigation.

The 70-year-old was found dead in his car which was parked by the roadside near Subramanyapura on Monday night, they said.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau recently raided the office and residence of Maiya and a few other executives of the Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank in connection with the alleged fraud.

The co-operative bank's alleged irregularities came to light in January this year when the Reserve Bank of India stopped all its businesses and imposed restrictions on withdrawal by its customers.

Following the restrictions, scores of its customers thronged the bank, which was reminiscent of the plight of the depositors in the scam-tainted PMC Bank in Mumbai.

The Bengaluru South BJP MP Tejasvi Surya recently appeared in the Karnataka High Court on behalf of the depositors, who are fighting to recover their money through legal battle.

Subsequently, the ACB has reportedly speeded up its investigation into the alleged irregularities.

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