BONGAIGAON, April 24 - Several aggrieved customers of Abhayapuri branch of State Bank of India (SBI) approached police and the bank authority after some fraudsters swindled cash from their bank accounts through ATM during the past few weeks.
Nine bank customers filed FIR at Abhayapuri Police Station and sought appropriate action against the swindlers, besides demanding their swindled amounts back.
Buddhadeb Ray (Srijangram), Azad Ali (Kasaripet), Ikbal Hussain (Malegarh), Masuma Pravin (Bidyapara) and Rahul Chakravarty (Abhayapuri) became victims of the fraudulence, among others.
When contacted, Rajesh Panwar, Regional Manager of SBI said that yellow-coloured Maestro ATM cards were used for the fraud, hence such cards of the bank customers have been blocked and new cards would be issued soon. The bank will compensate those customers who lost their amounts in this fraudulence as per its norms, Panwar added.
Approximately, Rs 7 lakh has been swindled, though police and the bank authority has yet to take legal action, some aggrieved customers complained. They also blamed the SBI authority for failing to ensure foolproof security to the accounts of the customers.