Swindling complaint against bank manager: Madras HC orders probe

The Madras High Court has directed Crime Branch of police to investigate a complaint that a bank manager swindled Rs four lakh by forging signature and encashing a cheque.
Admitting a petition by Chinnadurai of Aruppukottai in Virudhunagar district, Justice G M Akbarali of Madurai bench ordered the Ramanathapuram District Crime Branch to investigate his complaint.
‘If there is prima facie matter in the complaint given by the petitioner, after investigation, FIR should be registered and action taken against the bank manager and cashier,’ he said.
The petitioner, working as a software engineer in Kerala, submitted that his mother died in an accident on 21 May, 2013 and had insured herself for Rs four lakh with SBI Life Insurance. He duly claimed the insurance money.
As the amount was not settled, he had sent a reminder and later contacted officials, who informed him that a cheque for the amount had already been sent by post to his residential address and the same had been encashed in neighbouring Mutukulathur Branch of State Bank of India.
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