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November 30, 2022

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Bank officer’s scam: Withdraw 36.85 lakhs from the accounts of four farmers, then left the job, now the case has been registered

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After the fraud case came to light, the farmers’ organizations had also staged a sit-in outside the bank for several days, but the bank even sent notices of recovery to the concerned farmers. When the bank came to know that this fraud was committed by their officer, then the notice was canceled and the complaint was submitted to the police.

In Punjab, a bank officer injures four farmers worth lakhs of rupees. Now a case of fraud has been registered on the complaint of the bank manager. The case is of Axis Bank branch in Kotkapura. The bank official has withdrawn Rs 36.85 lakh from the accounts of four farmers. Now he has left the job. The accused was a loan officer in the bank. He has been identified as Ankit Kumar, a resident of Jodhu Colony, Muktsar. Kotkapura City Police has registered a case of cheating against him. The police have taken this action after investigation based on the complaint of bank manager Sumit Chawla.

In the complaint, manager Sumit Chawla told that the accused Ankit Kumar was posted as a field loan officer of the bank. This was the reason that farmers often used to come to him for taking loans and for other work. From 01 January 2020 to October 2021, Ankit Kumar duped the farmers by wrongly withdrawing Rs 36.85 lakh by taking signed blank checks to transfer money from agricultural loan accounts of farmers Harmel Singh, Gurjant Singh, Iqbal Singh and Baljit Singh to savings accounts.

According to the manager, the rest of the officers and employees of the bank did not get any information about this act of the accused. Thereafter the accused left the job. After investigation on this complaint, the police registered a case against the said accused. It is to be known that after this matter came to the fore, the farmer organizations had also staged a sit-in outside the bank for several days, but the bank had even sent notices of recovery to the concerned farmers. When the bank came to know that this fraud was committed by their officer, then the notice was canceled and the complaint was submitted to the police.

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