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₹70,000 swindled from 52-yr-old’s account near Chandigarh

Police said complainant Tara Devi submitted that she received messages from her bank informing her of two transactions from her account for withdrawal of ₹29,500 and ₹40,000.

punjab Updated: Aug 11, 2018 14:37 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula
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A 52-year-old Dera Bassi woman on Friday lodged a police complaint, alleging ₹70,000 were fraudulently withdrawn from her bank account on Thursday.

Police said the complainant, Tara Devi, submitted that she has a bank account with the State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Ramgarh near Dera Bassi. On Thursday, she received text messages from her bank informing her of two separate transactions from her bank account for withdrawal of ₹29,500 and ₹40,000, respectively.

“I immediately visited the branch and informed them about the unauthorised transactions,” Devi said.She added that the bank officials asked her to lodge a complaint with the local police.

Investigating officer assistant sub-inspector Jasbir Singh said, “We are verifying the transactions made from the account. Probe is on to trace how and where the cash was withdrawn from.”

A case under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Chandimandir police station.

First Published: Aug 11, 2018 14:35 IST