Bank Manager Arrested For Fraudulent Withdrawal From Customer’s Account

Malkangiri: Malkangiri police have arrested a Branch Manager of a nationalised bank for alleged fraudulent withdrawal of over Rs 6 lakh from the account of an account holder of the bank.

Police have arrested one Debasish Kumar Sahu (35), former Branch Manager of Bank of Baroda, Malkangiri Branch for alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 6,15,354 from the account of one Abhijit Sarkar of village MV-12 held in the same branch.

According to the police, while the complainant Sarkar was in Nizamabad district of Telangana from 28 October 2020 to 19 February 2021, Rs 6,15,354  was withdrawn from his bank account in two tranches of Rs 3,50,354 and Rs 2,65,000.

Upon enquiry from the incumbent Branch Manager of Bank of Baroda, Malkangiri Branch, police found that the amount was withdrawn by Sahu, the former Branch Manager who was currently posted at Bank of Baroda, Sambalpur. Sahu had withdrawn the amount by using the blank cheques deposited by the victim with the bank for availing loan.

A police team was rushed to Sambalpur, the present place of posting of Sahu from where he was arrested.

The accused has been forwarded to court, police said.