GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - Caution and vigilance on the part of the staff at Bank of India has saved the bank from a monetary loss of around Rs 41.51 crore, with the timely detection of the fraud bid at the bank�s Odalbakra branch.
�A person presented a cheque of Rs 41.51 crore for transfer to a current account maintained at the branch, and simultaneously requested for effecting remittances to another account maintained at a different bank. The cheque was of a government department account maintained at the Mumbai branch of the Bank of India,� a bank official told The Assam Tribune.
As the person�s conduct created suspicion among the staff, they informed higher authorities in the zonal office, who in turn made necessary inquiries with the quarters concerned.
�It was found that the cheque was a fake one. The matter was informed to the police, but the culprit managed to flee the scene. Police are looking for the fraudster,� he added.