FIR registered against JK Bank official for Rs 38.63 lakh fraud

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SUNDERBANI: The police has registered an FIR against an employees of the J&K Bank branch, Sunderbani town in district Rajouri, for allegedly committing Rs 38.63 lakh fraud in the bank.

Giving details, a police officer said that on the complaint of the Branch Manager, JK Bank Sunderbani, an FIR No. 83/ 2020 under Sections 409, 418, 420 and 426 IPC was registered against the J&K Bank official, Vikas Sharma, son of Jai Gopal Sharma, resident of Adarash Nagar, Ban Talab, Jammu.

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The Bank Manager alleged that during checking of the record, it was found that this employee had fraudulently withdrawn money worth Rs 38,63,838 from the accounts of different account holders of the bank during his stay in Sunderbani branch of the bank between 2012 and 2019.

Upon this, the Station House Officer, Sunderbani, Sanjeev Slathia constituted a team for investigation and the arrest of the accused who was presently posted in Jammu area. The relevant record was also seized by police. Further investigation was in progress.

The branch head of the Bank Branch has assured the account holders to make recovery from the accused and that they will not be affected with the fraud by the employee.

SHO, Sunderbani, Inspector Slathia said that during preliminary investigation it was found that accused bank employee used to fill the vouchers of the illiterate and innocent villagers while facilitating them and then manage to draw money fraudulently and transfer to own and his family members accounts. He had duped 15 innocent account holders during his stay in J&K branch at Sunderbani between 2012 to June 2019. He stayed for seven long years at one branch and the management did not bother to transfer him for such a long time. He said the police has sought bank record and also started recording statements of account holders. The bank authorities have also started probe at its own level and presently accused Vikas Sharma said to have been suspended by the management.