3 held for siphoning money from Central Bank of India
Kolkata: Three persons have been arrested by the Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police for allegedly cheating and siphoning of Rs 9.62 lakh from Central Bank of India's main branch in Kolkata.
According to police, on August 21, Chief Manger of Central Bank Of India, Kolkata branch, Gaurav Kumar Jain lodged a complaint at the Hare Street police station stating that a few persons had conspired to cheat the bank of Rs 9.62 lakh.
He further informed that a person called him posing as the portfolio holder of a private company which had an account at the bank.
He provided account details as identification and requested bank manager to transfer the money to another account which is in the name of Md. Irshad, through Real-time gross settlement (RTGS) method. As it was urgent he repeatedly requested Jain to transfer the money immediately.
Accused person also stated that physical cheque will be sent to the bank within a few hours and prompted the cheque number.
After verifying the details Jain was convinced that the caller is a genuine person.
Later, he transferred the amount to the Irshad's account with the State bank Of India (SBI).
But after several hours when he did not receive any cheque, Jain tried to call the person but he found that his phone was switched off.
When he got in touch with SBI, he came to know that the money has already been transferred to another account.
Following the incident he lodged a complaint at the Hare Street police station.
After a few days of investigation, the case was taken up by DD and on Friday police arrested Irshad from Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).
Later, two more persons identified as Md Faisal Alam and Prem Chand Singh were arrested.
The trio is from Gopalgunge and Begusarai in Bihar. The police have also managed to block Rs 2.22 lakh which was found in a bank account during investigation.
Several more persons connected with the racket are still on the run.