J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad Removed; Headquarter Raided

RK Chibber was appointed interim chairman of the J&K Bank after Parvez Ahmad was removed from the post on 8 June.

Published08 Jun 2019, 10:33 AM IST
India
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Minutes after Parvez Ahmad was replaced by RK Chibber as chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, state vigilance organisation sleuths on Saturday, 8 June, raided the financial institution's corporate headquarters in Srinagar.

WHY WAS THE BANK HEADQUARTER RAIDED?

  • The vigilance organisation, which raided the bank's corporate headquarters at Srinagar, was looking for records of nearly 1,200 appointments.
  • These appointments were allegedly made at the behest of political masters of the previous PDP-BJP government in the state and during Ahmad's tenure.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT PARVEZ AHMAD’S REMOVAL

  • The Jammu and Kashmir government, on 8 June, removed J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad and appointed RK Chibber as interim chairman of the lender.
  • Ahmad was appointed to the post in 2016.
  • An order issued by Additional Financial Secretary Vishal Sharma said the directions shall come into effect immediately.

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