Shimla (Jan 13): A fraud involving Rs 14 lakh has been detected in Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank’s Shimla branch, involving two of its employees.
While speaking to HimVani over phone, SP Shimla Sonal Agnihotri said that the two accused apprehended in the matter were released on bail today. The two have been accused of reactivating a dormant account and then use it for transferring money from other accounts for the past six years. Upon investigating the case, police nabbed junior clerk Sanchit Acharya and computer operator Vijay Kumar.
The fraud came to light last week when the accused carried out a transaction of Rs 6 lakh and a re-audit of the bank computer system of the bank was done. During investigations it was found that the accused had made proper entries after making the transactions. They had even issued their ATM cards to withdraw money from the said account.
The issue has raised concerns over the security mechanism in government-run state cooperative banks, fuelling fears in the mind of the general public over the safety of their money.