Bhopal: Fraud through e-banking transaction to the tune of crores has been reported from Punjab National Bank, Karond Mandi, under Nishatpura police station area on Thursday. However, the case has not been reported to Nishatpura police till filing of the report. So, Nishatpura police has not filed any FIR in this e-banking fraud.
According to the bank officials, all cases are related to Immediate Payment Service (IPS) which is an instant inter-bank electronic fund transfer service through mobile phones. They have assured account holders to solve their problems within couple of days, so no one has approached the police.
Different amounts have been withdrawn from accounts of various account holders. They have reported to bank officials who did not report the matter to the police. Amount to the tune of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh has been withdrawn through e-banking transaction through various accounts of PNB.
Galla Mandi businessman Rajiv Jain said, “Rs 11.15 lakh has been withdrawn from my account. I raised the issue with the branch manager PK Bhattacharya and he assured me to solve the problem within couple of days. The bank officials told me that it is related to IMPS system transaction. It is electronically transaction of money.”
Former corporator Brij Mohan Pachori of Karond, said “Rs 10,000 has been withdrawn from his daughter’s account though e-banking. So it is a big scam in the PNB, Mandi branch.
Officials are mum on this fraud. CSP, Nishatpura Lokesh Sinha said, “PNB, Berasia Road comes under purview of Nishatpura police station but no case has been reported to the Nishatpura police so we can’t do anything for now. It may be possible that when fraud came to notice, bank officials may be dealing with it.”
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