Last Update: 23 September 2022, 19:09 IST
A bank manager and her husband have been detained in Chennai, Tamil Nadu for allegedly duping customers by taking Rs 1.23 crore out of their fixed deposits. Nirmala Rani (59) was suspended by Punjab and Sind Bank after the auditing team identified the fraud.
Rani executed these bank transfers while overseeing the George Town and Anna Salai branches of PSBs in Chennai from 2016 to 2019. During this time, he allegedly transferred over Rs 1 crore to his Karnataka Bank account by duping small amounts of money each time. millions of customers.
She had transferred money to her 62-year-old husband Elangovan’s bank account before withdrawing money from the ATM.
The bank’s regional manager Kanwar Lal filed a complaint against them, following which the Chennai Central Crime Branch (CCB) officials took the couple into custody.
Investigation into the matter revealed that those who had obtained business loans and letters of credit with bank guarantees had kept long-term deposits in the bank. They can return the deposit on completion of their project. It is during this time that bank managers are eligible to release funds based on their customers’ fixed deposits.
The queen used these deposits and her position to transfer money illegally. It was also revealed that Rani was soon suspended by the bank after the auditing team identified the fraud.
(with inputs from reporter Anbarasan)
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