Kohima: A 26-year-old resident of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh was arrested by the Dimapur Police on criminal charges of defrauding the Nagaland Co-operative Bank (NCB) Dimapur to the tune of Rs 2 crore.
Identified as Gyanendra Singh, the police informed that the arrest was made following a complaint by the NCB Dimapur.
The complaint stated that during 2020-21, unknown people had brought a huge financial loss of Rs 2 crore to the bank by raising falsified chargeback claims on ATM transactions through multiple ATM cards of various banks.
The police informed that during the investigation supervised by ACP ‘C’ Division, it was revealed by the arrested individual that personal bank accounts would firstly be opened in various banks of the country, especially in Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh, after which physical travels were made to Dimapur to withdraw cash from the Co-operative Bank ATM.
“On successful withdrawal of cash, the individual would travel back to other states and make false chargebacks from the parent bank branch on the concocted claim that during the ATM withdrawal process, the amount was debited from his account even though the ATM could not dispense the required cash,” the police said.
It said that six ATM cards of Punjab National Bank and SBI, along with an Aadhar card and a flight ticket were also seized. The police added that a case has already been registered in West Police Station in Dimapur.
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