Jamshedpur: A Telco resident, Deepak Kumar Singh, and his wife Ranjana Sinha, lost Rs 5.16 lakh to bank frauds between 25th May and 29th May this year. The said amount was withdrawn by the culprits in three instalments by using fake cheques through the Telco branch of State Bank of India, sources said.
In this connection, an FIR has been registered against two persons, Pitambar Barbi, a Nagpur resident, and Arun Kumar singh, a resident of Bada Jamda, on the complaint of Deepak Kumar Singh and the chief manager of the bank, Kanhaiyya Bharat Bhushan.
Sources said the frauds first deposited a cheque of Rs 1.63 lakh on 25th May last. The amount was sent to the account of Pitambar Barbi. It was withdrawn the same day. Later, on 26th May, a cheque of Rs 93,000 was deposited in the drop box. The amount was sent to the account of Arun Kumar Singh who withdrew the amount the same day. Thereafter, a cheque of Rs 2.60 lakh was withdrawn in a similar manner through the account of Arun Kumar Singh.
On coming to know of such a heavy withdrawal from his account, Deepak Kumar contacted the bank manager and lodged a complaint.
Police officials said the bank officials could not detect the fraud in the beginning. The number of fake cheques used by the culprits match the ones still with the account holder, they said.