Dharamshala, April 9 -- A former Kangra Central Cooperative (KCC) Bank manager and his aide were arrested on Thursday for defrauding the bank of Rs.2.39 crore through forged records in 2017.

The accused banker has been identified as Kamal Dev Bhogal, who has already been dismissed from service and the co-accused Sandeep Kumar is a primary school teacher.

The arrests were made by the Himachal Pradesh State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau. Additional superintendent of police (ASP), vigilance, Sagar Chand said the enquiry revealed that Bhogal had fraudulently created cash credit limit (CCL) accounts in the name of 10 persons and also prepared false loan applications for Rs.20 lakh in the branch where he was posted.

The loans were san...