Murshidabad: A day after she claimed that the Rs 11,515-crore Punjab National Bank fraud is the “tip of the iceberg”, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that other banks also were involved in such scams and it should be probed who are giving protection to those involved in such frauds. Addressing a public meeting at Berhampore in Murshidabad.
Mamata said, “Hard-earned money of the people has been given to some others… We know everything. It is not only Punjab National Bank… there are other banks as well… the heads of those banks are being given shelter. There is a need to find out who are providing them shelter? Who are giving them protection?”
She alleged that a conspiracy was hatched in this regard ahead of demonetisation in November, 2016. “I think from the time of note bandi and even a year before that… the planning was done. People were intentionally recruited in Baroda Bank, Canara Bank and other banks.
The documents (of such recruitments) are there with everyone. Evidence does not lie. So, I don’t trust those who only give long speeches,” she said without naming anyone.