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MP: Postmaster held for swindling Rs 14 lakh from savings accounts

The police arrested two people, including a postmaster, for allegedly swindling about ₹14 lakh from the accounts of four people at the post located at Rewa district’s Saman locality. The two had swindled the money after faking forged passbooks of the victims’ accounts at post office, police said.

bhopal Updated: Dec 14, 2016 07:41 IST
The accused had swindled the money after faking forged passbooks of the victims’ accounts at post office.
The accused had swindled the money after faking forged passbooks of the victims’ accounts at post office.(Pic for representation)

The police arrested two people, including a postmaster, for allegedly swindling about ₹14 lakh from the accounts of four people at the post located at Rewa district’s Saman locality. The two had swindled the money after faking forged passbooks of the victims’ accounts at post office, police said.

The police are also probing the role of an agent, who is the wife of one of the accused.

According to reports, the police received a complaint from four account holders that the money that they had deposited was not there in their respective accounts.

They asked post office officials about it, to which they were told that the money had been already withdrawn from their accounts.

The four victims then lodged a complaint against post master Shivanand (50) and Sanjay Vishwakarma (32), who handled their money and account on behalf of the post-office.

Poice founda that Sanjay’s wife, Rekha Vishwakarma (28) was enrolled as the agent to handle the accounts.

“We are now searching for Rekha, who is absconding,” said town inspector SP Shukla.

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