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Arunachal: 2 private bankers arrested for embezzlement

Itanagar: The West Kameng police on Tuesday arrested two men working at a private bank accused of allegedly mishandling a customer’s money amounting to Rs 1 crore.

Police arrested 36-year old Tomal Chakraborty, the branch manager at ICICI Bank, Bomdila and another employee of the bank, Sange Dorjee.

Police said that a woman had deposited Rs 1 crore as fixed deposit for three months and upon maturity, she asked to withdraw the money but the bank officials allegedly “started delaying the process by quoting frivolous reasons”.

After several requests, they reportedly transferred Rs 25,00,000 (twenty-five lakh) in her account and Rs 75,00,000/(seventy five lakh) in her husband’s account.

“Suspecting something fishy” the complainant approached the police and the investigation was taken up by Bomdila police station officer-in -charge, inspector Krishnendu Dev.

During the investigation it was revealed that Dorjee changed the registered mobile number of the customer to another mobile number without her authorization or consent. He then reportedly authorized overdraft withdrawal in the system.

Both Chakraborty and Dorjee have been arrested and the SIM card and mobile phone used for the transaction have been seized, the police said while adding that the investigation is underway.

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