Bank manager in Uttar Pradesh arrested for swindle

September 29th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 29 (IANS) The manager of a private bank in this Uttar Pradesh capital was arrested for swindling Rs.1.8 million from a customer’s account, police said Monday.Vinod Kumar Joshi, posted in the Krishna Nagar branch of Nainital Bank as its manager, was arrested late Sunday.

“Aslam, owner of a steel firm, has an account with the bank and a complaint about financial bungling was reported a couple of months ago,” inspector Krishna Pal of Krishna Nagar police station told IANS over phone.

Aslam named his accountant Dheeraj as a suspect and during investigations it was revealed that Joshi was hand in glove with him.

“It was found that Dheeraj opened another account in the company’s name with the help of Joshi and was depositing the cheques in it. The racket was going on for the past three years,” Pal added.

He said Dheeraj has also been arrested.

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