The manager of the bank became the enemy of the customers, looted lakhs of rupees


A shocking incident of cyber fraud has come to light from Assam, where a bank official stole lakhs of rupees from the customers of his own bank by cloning their ATM cards. The alleged accused is said to be the deputy manager of Axis Bank, who has also been arrested on Tuesday. According to media reports, the deputy manager was suspected when a woman alleged that on June 27, an unauthorized transaction of Rs 1.75 lakh was made from her bank account.

Firstpost citing news agency Told That a bank manager in Guwahati, Assam cloned the ATM cards of his previous bank customers and then stole money from their accounts. According to the report, the police have now arrested this woman deputy manager named Iftikon Haq Chowdhury. According to the police, the woman previously worked for HDFC Bank and has stolen from the customers of the same bank.

The accused, a deputy manager at Axis Bank’s Bhetpara branch in Assam, is said to be a resident of Mangaldai in Darrang district of Assam.

The matter came to light when Jyoti Krishna Das, a resident of Geeta Nagar police station area, lodged a complaint on June 27 that unauthorized transactions of Rs 1.75 lakh had taken place in her bank account. The transaction was done using an ATM card, which the complainant already had. For this reason, the first suspicion of this transaction went to someone from his bank (HDFC).

The report further states that the police investigated the ATM booth from where this transaction was done and they allegedly got some clues from there and later the whole story came out. Aditya Deori, in-charge of Geeta Nagar police station, said the complainant had an account with HDFC Bank’s Chidiyaghar Road Tiniali branch, where Choudhary was earlier employed. He withdrew around Rs 1.75 lakh from the complainant’s account.

During the search, the police seized six new ATM packs and a check book of Axis Bank, six other check books and a new welcome kit and 10 ATMs of HDFC Bank and two mobile phones and a PAN card. The police have estimated that around Rs 1 crore was stolen in this way.

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