Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bank official of nationalized bank booked for duping customers of Rs 2.4 lakh

The bank officials of a nationalized bank were booked by Samarth police following directives of the court. The officials have been charged of cheating the two customers of the bank by transferring Rs 2.4 lakh from their account to another account without informing them.

The incident took place at the Nana Peth branch of the bank between year 2004 and 2008.

Inspector B B Ingale (crime) told TOI that the bank customers Rejesh Navlakha (41) of Lullanagar lodged a complaint in the court and the court had directed the police to file a complaint against the bank officials.

Ingale told Rajesh and his brother Sandip had deposited Rs 1.2 lakh each in a fixed deposit account for three years in 2004.

In January 2008 when their fixed deposit got matured they went to the bank to get their money, they were told that their account has been closed. Ingale added, "When they demanded the reason under the right to information (RTI), the bank informed that their Rs 2.4 lakh had been transferred to a loan account, which happened to be their relative's."

Ingale further told, "We have registered the complaint against the bank officials under sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by banker) and 418 (cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensure to person whose interest offender is bound to protect) of the IPC. We have asked the officials to submit all documents regarding the case with the police."