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Bank official held in fraud case

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 5 - A senior official of Punjab & Sind Bank has been arrested by BIEO in a fraud case. The accused, loan officer Bikash Chandra, in connivance with the branch manager of the bank (Disney Land branch in the city) had sanctioned a home loan of Rs 29 lakh on the basis of fake documents.

�There was also a criminal conspiracy with the borrower who is absconding,� BIEO ASP Purabi Mazumdar said.

The accused has been arrested from Gumtinagar near Lucknow in UP where he was currently serving. The crime was committed in 2015.

BIEO had taken up the case following an FIR by the zonal manager of the bank.

�All the documents submitted for the loan were fake. The sale deed was also never submitted. All rules were flouted while sanctioning the loan,� ASP Mazumdar said. BIEO is looking for the borrower who has identified himself as Dhrubajyoti Talukdar, but investigators say he forged his identity as well.

�The town & country planning office where he claims to have been working, has said there is no such employee by that name there. Moreover the guarantor�s details do not match with the person stated in the documents,� ASP Mazumdar said.

The accused has been booked under sections 120 (b), 420, 406 and 409 of IPC.

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