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Phek Police arrest SBI clerk for fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 10 lakh


Dimapur, March 14: Phek Police has arrested a dealing clerk of State Bank of India (SBI) in connection with fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 10 lakh from SBI Pfutsero in 2020 that a woman had fix deposited (STDR) in 2020 for one year term at the rate of 5% interest per annum in 2020.
Police identified the bank clerk as Veluvo Soho, son of Shenutso Soho of Phek village and currently posted at SBI (RACC) Mokokchung.
SP Phek informed that the Pfutsero Police Station had received an FIR from the woman victim on March 11, 2023 that she had fix deposited (STDR) for one year term @ 5% interest per annum Rs 10 lakh from her saving bank account at SBI Bank Pfutsero. The principal amount with interest on maturity was supposed to be Rs 10,40,908.
On maturity on November 24, 2021, she again re-deposited the whole amount of Rs 10,40,908 for another period of one year with 5% interest per annum, which matured on November 24, 2022, amounting to Rs 11,28,053.
Accordingly, as per the FIR, she went to the bank to withdraw her matured fix deposit on December 5, 2022 but was requested by the bank officials to come another day as there was a big rush in the bank. She went again to SBI Bank Pfutsero on January 24, 2023 and approached the bank officials, but to her surprise, the manager told her that there is no such fix deposit account. She showed the receipt and was assured that the matter will be look into.
Till the date of filling the FIR, the bank could not refund the money or solved the issue, police said.
Phek police informed that on inquiry it was ascertained that a dealing clerk namely Veluvo Soho had withdrawn the money in 2020 and no money was deposited/transferred in the fix deposit account.
“All the related documents was obtained and verified. The fake fix deposit receipt was also seized from the victim. Later, the accused bank clerk was directed to report at Pfutsero PS and on reporting was arrested and is under Police remand for thorough investigation of the case,” police informed.
Meanwhile police has appealed to customers and public to check and verify all the related documents before leaving the bank counter; as well as to count the cheque leaves whenever any new account is opened or new cheque book is received in order to avoid such incident in future. (Page News Service)