GUWAHATI: Digital India campaign is set to make India digitally empowered in the field of technology. Are you keeping pace with this technological advancement? If not, your hard-earned money in banks may not be safe.
Take the case of this resident of Guwahati. He, who is not feeling cosy to disclose his name, has filed a case (09/19 under section 120(B)/420/417/406/468 IPC) in Panbazar police station. His complaint is that on December 15, 2018 an amount of Rs 25,10,500 was fraudulently withdrawn from his account at the UBI branch at Panbazar, Guwahati. The amount was withdrawn with the help of a cheque. On the same day and from the same account another Rs 17,25,300 was withdrawn through another cheque. On December 24, 2018 yet another amount of Rs 18,75,000 was withdrawn from the same account through a cheque. The gentleman said in his FIR that he had not withdrawn any money from his account on December 15 and 24, 2018, nor had he issued cheques to anyone.
After the investigation, the police found that two of the three amounts had been transferred to an account in a UBI branch at Ranchi, through cheques. A team of Panbazar police left for Ranchi on January 14 and arrested two persons – Sonu Kumar Gupta (31) and Sanjit Kumar (27). Sanjit, a student undergoing company secretary course, persuaded tea shop owner Sonu to allow the transfer of the two amounts to his UBI account. Sonu’s account has been frozen. The team of Panbazar Police came back with the two accused to Guwahati on January 19. The investigators also found that the third amount from the same account had been transferred to an account of a bank in Kolkata. The case is nearing its logical solution. However, the psychological trauma which the family members of the UBI account holder had to undergo may be irreparable.
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