Woman ' whistle blower' seeks justice from Canara Bank
Kannur, Kerala, Mar 5 : A dismissed woman law officer of Canara Bank (CB) today organised a one-day satyagraha before the South Bazar branch of CB seeking a CBI probe into her charges of corruption by higher ups and protection to whistle blowers.
Ms Priyamvada M C hails from Kizhhuthally near Thazhechovva in this district.
Political and cultural leaders from different organisations expressed solidarity with the agitation. Adv C O T Ummer inaugurated the satyagraha.
Ms Priyamvada alleged that she was dismissed from service on January 19, 2013 as a retaliation for reporting to the Central
Vigilance Commission, CBI and Reserve Bank of India in the year
2010, regarding the corruption committed by higher officials of
the bank, involving more than Rs 14 crore.
The charge levelled against Priyamvada in the departmental
enquiry was that she had made objectionable remarks about some of the higher officials of the bank in their absence.
Ms Priyamvada had filed a complaint notice on the alleged corruption by higher authorities of the bank in two default cases at Goa including the Alpha Impex private limited loan case and one in Shimoga before the Central Vigilance Commission(CVC), RBI and CBI on 11th March,2010.
''Later, the Bank authorities had informed to withdraw the complaint but I did not withdraw the complaint. Bank authorities
transferred me to Kozhikode unit with the collusion of higher officials in this bank and then they dismissed me from the bank on
January 19,2013 by making fabricated stories. The higher authorities had harassed me that led to my suspension from Kozhikode office and later I was dismissed during the suspension period,'' she said.
Ms Priyamvada gave a complaint demanding a comprehensive inquiry to CBI and also to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Women commission and Human rights commission.