The Hush Post: In a shameful incident, the manager of Central Bank of India’s branch in Buldhana district of Maharashtra allegedly demanded sexual favours from the wife of a farmer for sanctioning their crop loan. The manager has been booked after the matter was reported to the police.
A farmer from Buldhana district had applied for a crop loan with a branch of the Central Bank of India at Datala falling under Malakapur tehsil of the district. The farmer had gone to the bank branch along with his wife when this incident occurred, a report said on Saturday.
It was reported that accused Rajesh Hivase, the branch manager, started asking for the contact details of the farmer’s wife for processing their loan application. Not stopping there only, the manager allegedly called up the woman and started speaking to her in cheap and vulgar language and finally demanded sexual favours from her. Then, the accused manager sent a peon to the farmer’s home, asking his to wife to come to manager’s place, the report said.
It was reported that the peon allegedly told farmer’s wife that manager Hivase will pass the required farm loan and will also provide them benefits under a special package if she agreed to his proposal.
The smart woman recorded the phone conversation and then lodged a complaint with the local police, the report said.
An FIR has been lodged against the bank manager and the peon under the provisions of the Indian Peal Code (IPC) and under the Prevention of Atrocities Act. Both the accused have gone underground after registration of the FIR. The police have started a manhunt to arrest them, the report said.