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Another bank fraud comes to fore; PNB employees booked

A day after six employees of HDFC bank were booked for forging signatures of a Panchkula resident on a loan request letter, the police booked Punjab National Bank (PNB) employees in a fraud case here on Thursday.

chandigarh Updated: Jan 30, 2014 23:20 IST

A day after six employees of HDFC bank were booked for forging signatures of a Panchkula resident on a loan request letter, the police booked Punjab National Bank (PNB) employees in a fraud case here on Thursday.


Rupinder Pal Kaur, a Sector-9 resident, alleged that her brother-in-law Amardeep Singh and some officials of PNB cheated her by withdrawing Rs 10 lakh from a joint account.

Kaur told police that she had a joint account at PNB in the name of her father-in-law, who passed away recently. She reportedly also had a separate fixed deposit in the same bank account worth Rs 10 lakh and alleged that Amardeep, with the help of PNB officials, had taken out the amount which was deposited in 2009, said police officials.

The police registered a case of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy under Sections 420, 468 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Sector 3 police station. The police are carrying out the investigations and are yet to identify the officials involved in the crime.

On Wednesday, six officials of HDFC bank were booked for allegedly forging signatures of a Panchkula resident on a loan request letter. The complainant, Satish Kumar Chadha, had alleged that he had taken a loan of Rs 4.5 lakh from the Chandigarh branch of HDFC bank and was offered a loan of Rs 1.5 lakh, to which he had agreed to in 2012. Chadha was also offered an insurance policy from the bank, which he had refused to accept, but the officials reportedly forged his signatures and made a paper showing that Chadha had agreed to take the policy. Chadha then contacted the UT police and a complaint of cheating and forgery was registered against six officials of HDFC bank. The investigations are on.

In a separate incident, Sonia Kharbanda, a resident of Sector 45, stated that her father-in-law purchased a house in Burail from a Punjab National Bank employee Ved Pal Singh, who in turn cheated them.

Kharbanada told the police that Ved Pal told them that the house being sold to them in Burail was free from all encumbrances. He did not disclose that the house was mortgaged with PNB. The police registered a case of cheating under Section 420 of the IPC on Wednesday.