Shimla, Nov 6
A case of bank fraud tune to Rs 35 lakh came fore in the branch of Himachal Gramin Bank located in Pah Nalah in Kullu district. Nine complaints were lodged by the victims so far, confirmed a police officer.
Police spokesperson said that four consumers had lodged a complaint with the police station Bhuntar on Monday in a alarming revelation that deposit of people are not safe in the banks today. Further Police investigation revealed that bank manager of this branch used to gamble online and this money withdrawn from the customers’ account has been spent by the said manager in gambling.
On the complainant of depositors bank management had initiated an inquiry after suspending the accused Bank officer. The suspended bank manager was arrested with immediate effect by the police. A case of Bank fraud has been registered against the accused bank official in the matter.
The police have registered a separate complaint of fraud from the account of five people as total 10 consumers have reached the police for being allegedly duped to the tunes to Rs 35 lakh. After verification of their accounts allegedly money has been withdrawn without their consent. The arrested manager has been produced in the court and awarded five days police remand.
The complainant Omprakash has deposited Rs 4 lakh, Maya Devi Rs 5 lakh, Chain Ram Kava Rs 2.5 lakh, Tikam Ram Rs 1, 50 thousand and Fula Devi Rs 6 lakh. Now a total of nine complainants have lodged a complaint with the police who have been duped.