The Central Bank of India bank manager posted in branch at Habra, instinct has helped Kolkata police to get to know about money laundering, which can be a new method. The police have arrested the first suspect a college girl for trying to encash a fake draft of over Rs5 lakh.
The girl named Khadija Khatun, a second-year student of Chaitanya College, Barasat had gone to bank branch at Habra a few days ago to deposit a draft of Rs507,350. The manager got suspicious when his bank official informed about the high value draft thus he did a quick check of her profile. He found, Khajida, who hails from Kashipur in Habra belong to a family of modest means. So, he checked the authenticity of the bank draft thoroughly. The draft was fake. He immediately informed police. On Monday when girl came to bank to withdraw cash police arrested her.
At the time of interrogation, she told police that she received the draft by post sent anonymously. She said she also got a call from this man a few days ago, who told her to get it encashed. But police is not relying on Khajida’s claims. She is being suspected to be a part of a racket of duping banks with fake drafts and cheques. Police is checking her cellphone records to try and trace the number from which she claimed to have received the phone call from the man. Khadija is now in police custody.
An officer of North 24-Parganas police said, "She was produced in Barasat court on Tuesday. We hope to get some useful information from her interrogation."