October 19, 2020

Hunt for couple over Rs 86-lakh bank fraud

Patna: Police are looking for a couple to whose account a State Bank of India deputy manager illegally transferred Rs 86 lakh.

Rajesh Kumar Srivastava, chief manager of the SBI regional business office central area (Anta Ghat), during audit of accounts, discovered the transfer to the account of Gopal Thakur and Nirmala Devi by Subodh Kumar Sinha, deputy manager of the SBI’s Maurya Lok branch. Srivastava lodged a police complaint, and Sinha was arrested on Thursday from Hartali Mor.

“Gopal Thakur is a sugar trader and the case pertains to overdraft,” said Patna superintendent of police (SP), central, D. Amarkesh. “We have come to know that Sinha has illegally transferred more than Rs 86 lakh in the account of Gopal and his wife, but the amount can be much higher. Also, for the illegal transfer, Sinha had taken Rs 3 lakh from Gopal Thakur.”

Overdraft facility is when banks allow certain customers to borrow a set amount of money for a certain period of time, but customers should provide income details.

“The overdraft money transferred in the account of Gopal Thakur and his wife was much higher than the income details provided by them to the bank, which made senior bank officials suspicious,” a senior SBI official said.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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