Indore: A bank clerk of Khajrana embezzled Rs 44 lakh from the account of a bank customer. The accused had allegedly siphoned off money from customers’ accounts and deposited them in his and his relatives’ accounts over a period of time.Further investigations are on.

According to police, a complaint was received by Syndicate Bank branch, Khajrana of embezzlement of money by the said clerk. The police made preliminary investigation and registered a case against clerk, Rajendra Kumar.

The accused withdrew or transferred money from bank’s customers’ accounts between 2011 and 2012 in small amounts and deposited in his and his relatives’ accounts. Over the period, the embezzled money reached Rs 44 lakh.

According to the Investigating Officer, initially the bank management had noticed discrepancy of Rs 12 lakh following which Rajendra Kumar returned the same to the bank and a departmental enquiry was initiated against him.

Later a full audit of accounts revealed further discrepancy of Rs 32 lakh after which the police complaint was lodged.

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