Central Bank employee absconds after ₹30 lakh fraud
“In the account books, ₹30 lakh was shown as deposited back in the bank’s account but there was no such deposit,” police said
The Aligarh police have booked a fraud case of ₹30 lakh against a branch manager (BM) of Central Bank of India. The BM, who was absconding, is accused of misappropriating the funds to use them for betting in IPL cricket matches, police said.
Officials at the Quarsi police station in Aligarh said: “An FIR has been registered against Amarjeet, the branch manager of Central Bank of India in Naurangabad area on GT Road in Aligarh, under sections 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).”
Sources in the police said the BM withdrew ₹30 lakh under the pretense of depositing the amount in the bank’s ATM kiosks but did not do so. “In the account books, ₹30 lakh was shown as deposited back in the bank’s account but there was no such deposit,” they added.
The FIR was lodged on the complaint by the Agra region manager of Central Bank of India. “Amarjeet is missing at present and his mobile is switched off,” added the Quarsi police.
Meanwhile, a bank mitra, identified as Saurabh Gupta, has allegedly gone missing after levelling accusations against local politicians regarding betting in IPL matches, the sources claimed.
“We are investigating the matter, and assistance of the information technology and forensic experts is being taken to detect the fraud and its volume” said police officials in Aligarh after customers alleged financial irregularities in the bank.