Falsely Framed u/s 409,420 and 468
I am a Postal Assistant at a Sub Post Office and a regular Central Government Employee
1. On 30th Jan 2018 I noticed while transacting my personal Post Office Savings Account that an amount of ₹40000/- was showing excess in the balance. The said amount was deposited to my account on 25th Jan and I had no clue who deposited it. So, I submitted a written intimation in this regard to the Supervisor of my office who is the Sub-Postmaster(SPM) for taking necessary steps on 1st Feb. Again on 9th Feb I noticed that another deposit of ₹45000/- was made to my account. Source unknown to me. It spooked me so I again intimated my SPM through written intimation on 13th Feb and urged him to immediately correct my balance which was now showing excess by a total of ₹85000/-. An official error note was maintained and my SPM advised me that I should also give an assurance of financial adjustment in addition to my written intimations so that all future problems may be averted, and adjust the amount with reference to any future objections when they arise.As per order I adjusted the same amount of ₹85000/- to Govt. treasury on 22nd March at 1 pm. But on same day an FIR was lodged in the local Police Station by the Sub-divisional Inspector of Posts that I had mischievously transferred unaccounted funds of ₹85000/- to my account at about 9 pm, which I am assuming on report of the SPM himself.
2. My Supervisor, on 9th March 2018 issued me a written order demanding my Finacle (Banking Software by Infosys) Profile password for investigations regarding alleged complaints of financial irregularities. He did this because I denied to share my password without any written complaint or order, as earlier also he had asked for my password and I gave it to him in good faith but after that suspected that my profile might have been misused by him to make the fraudulent deposits to my Account as reflected in point 1 above. On the very next day i.e, 10th March 2018 the Agencies of certain Recurring Deposit Agents were deleted. On 17th March 2018 my Supervisor illegally show-caused me blaming me to have deleted the Agent IDs and also alleged me to have taken the Supervisor Password which is a lie. In the Show-cause notice he alleged that the irregularity was done by me on 13th February 2018 but he added this to the above FIR on 22nd March 2018 saying I did this on 14th February 2018. He clearly changed statements after getting my reply to his show-cause to better favour him. And although the Agent Receipts had his signature he blamed me in the FIR to have taken the Agents money and to have forged his signature which is a baseless lie.
3. I was suspended on 22nd March for contemplated disciplinary proceedings and no subsistence allowance provided till date despite my monthly undertakings under FR 53.I appealed against suspension under 23(1) of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. I have also taken AB from HC. What should be my next step and can I sue the SPM for criminal defamation
Asked 4 years ago in Labour
Thanks for your replies. Please advise me on how to teach the SPM and Sub Divisional Inspector an apt lesson as they tried to falsely implicate me and smeared my reputation. The local daily and news channels also covered the issue and show me in a wrong light. Advise me on any available legal options to make right the defamation caused to my reputation and any damages which I can claim after being cleared of the case.
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