CBI sources here said a team of Economic Offences Wing in Mumbai has registered a case against Deputy MD Shyamal Acharya who is also the head of Mid-Corporate wing of the Bank, former Assistant General Manager K K Kumarah and a businessman Piyush Goyal for alleged graft.
A senior SBI official said the bank is assessing the situation and will react only after getting complete facts.
The agency sources said Goyal wanted a loan of over Rs 100 crore from SBI for his firm when Kumarah got involved. They said Kumarah assured him of his contacts in the bank through which he could get that loan passed.
Kumarah allegedly demanded Rs 25 lakh as bribe for himself and an undisclosed amount for Acharya from Goyal to get this loan passed.
On the basis of source information, a team of the agency laid trap and carried out searches during which Kumarah was arrested with money.
CBI teams carryied out searches at the residences of Acharya, Kumarah and Goyal in Mumbai and Kolkata.