SBI Dy. manager arrested for unauthorized withdrawal

AALO, Aug 30: Local branch State Bank of India Dy. Manager Bikash Ranjan Hajong Ray, a resident of Hawakhana village of West Garo Hills district under Tura police station of Meghalaya was arrested by West Siang District Police on Thursday for unauthorized withdrawal of huge money from customers’ accounts.

Ray, accountant-cum-cash officer, was absconding and evading arrest after learning that police was in look out for him. Police had registered cases (No, 62/19 U/S-409/477-A IPC on 30.07.19 and No-70/19 U/S-12- B/403/409/34 IPC.

The first case was registered by Aalo PS on receipt of a written information by one Yanya Koje, 58, an employee in General Hospital here that on 02.03.19 she had withdrawn Rs. 40,000 from her saving account No. 11585606161, But on updating her passbook after few days she was shocked to find that Rs. 4,00,000 was withdrawn and cash correction of Rs. 40,000  was also made.

After frequent inquiry from the SBI, she learnt that the amount was illegally withdrawn by Ray through withdrawal voucher without her knowledge. When she approached Ray requesting him to refund the money, he re-credited Rs. 3,60,000 to her account on 17.05.19. However, to her utter surprise the same amount was withdrawn the next day by Ray.

She went to bank on 23.07.19 to enquire about the matter and learnt that Ray was absconding without informing bank authority and his whereabouts was not known.

The second case was registered on receipt of written complaint from one Markir Mayi, 45, of Nyorak Rakte village that on 18.07.19, Ray had illegally transferred Rs. 2, 20, 000 from his SBI account No. 11877814024 without his knowledge.  (DIPRO)

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