NRI alleges Rs24.3L fraud from Noida bank account, police complaint filed
According to the police, an amount of Rs 24.30 lakh was transferred from the account of an NRI, Sandeep Arora, on August 13 through RTGS, allegedly without the permission of the account holder.noida Updated: Aug 16, 2017 22:30 IST
A senior level manager of a nationalised bank’s SME branch in Noida’s Sector 18 was detained by the police on Wednesday for questioning in connection with a fraud worth Rs24.30 lakh from the account of a non-resident Indian (NRI).
According to the police, an amount of Rs 24.30 lakh was transferred from the account of an NRI, Sandeep Arora, on August 13 through RTGS, allegedly without the permission of the account holder.
“We have detained the bank manager for questioning. The complainant had alleged that the manager is involved in the fraud,” said Anil Kumar Shahi, station house officer of Sector 20 police station.
A complaint was registered and an FIR has been lodged in the matter, he added.
The complaint alleged that the phone number registered with the account was changed by the bank staff using fake PAN (permanent account number issued by I-T department) and Aadhaar cards.
Sanjeet Arora, the victim’s brother, told Hindustan Times that his brother owns an automobile parts business in Dubai and is on a vacation in Singapore since August 9, when the bank authorised the transaction without his knowledge.
Sanjeet said, “On August 13, my brother received an e-mail from the assistant general manager, which read ‘the bank has received a cheque number 000007 dated 10-08-2017 of amount Rs24,30,000/- for RTGS in favour of NS Enterprises. As we discussed with you over the phone we have processed the transaction. Kindly acknowledge the same via mail too’.”
He said that Sandeep had immediately reverted to the e-mail, stating that he had not spoken to anyone in this regard and directed the manager to not debit the amount from his account.
He said the cheque leaf is still in his brother’s possession and no such transaction through RTGS was authorised by Sandeep.
Another attempt to transfer a sum of Rs16.20 lakh was made through another cheque on Monday but the transaction did not take place as Sanjeet was present in the bank branch on the same day with a complaint.
Sanjeet said, “The manager should have complained to the police when he received the reply in an e-mail from my brother. Instead, he started consoling me and started assuring me that the amount would be returned to the account.”
First Published: Aug 16, 2017 22:30 IST