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Man posing as manager withdraws money from customer's account

Kolkata: Bidhannagar police have arrested a person for duping a man and taking Rs 7 lakh from him by posing as a bank manager.
The victim, Debangshu Samanta, a resident of Baisakhi Avasan in Salt Lake, has been duped of more than Rs 7 lakh by the accused.
The accused had allegedly siphoned off the amount from Samanta's account, which was with a nationalised bank in Salt Lake. The victim lodged a complaint at the Bidhannagar East police station after he found that the amount was withdrawn from his account. The Cyber crime department of the police carried out a probe and identified the person who siphoned off the amount.
The victim told the police that he received a phone call from the person who claimed himself to be the bank manager of the branch where the victim has an account.
He told Samanta that he would be provided with a new advanced debit card. He asked for the ATM pin to proceed further with the request. Without comprehending this to be fraud, the victim told him the Pin number.
The person on the other end told Samanta that he would soon get an OTP on his phone. When he got the OTP, he was asked to share it. Convinced by what the accused said, the victim finally shared the OTP with him. A few minutes after disconnecting the call, the victim found that around Rs 7 lakh was withdrawn from the account.
On Tuesday, he went to the branch office and updated his passbook and he found that the money was
When the victim called up on this number, the person on the other end threatened him with dire consequences.
The victim later lodged a complaint with the police station on the basis of which the police have started a probe. They have managed to arrest the accused.

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