Back from a trip, man finds mom’s a/c emp­tied

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: A high court ad­vo­cate was shocked to find his mother’s bank ac­count empty af­ter he re­turned from a hol­i­day. When he ap­proached the bank to en­quire, he found sev­eral cheques from a cheque book he had kept in his locker were used to with­draw Rs15 lakh within three days.

Af­ter an FIR, po­lice started ques­tion­ing his em­ploy­ees as they sus­pected the role of one of them in the in­ci­dent. Po­lice even­tu­ally ar­rested Raju Mau­rya, the ac­cused work­ing with the ad­vo­cate, who used a du­pli­cate key to open the locker and stole the cheque book on which he then sten­cilled the woman’s sig­na­ture and with­drew the amount.

CCTV footage from the bank shows the ac­cused stand­ing at the counter and with­draw­ing the money. He used to with­draw the sums in parts to avoid sus­pi­cion

In his com­plaint, the ad­vo­cate told po­lice that he had gone on a va­ca­tion with his fam­ily dur­ing which he re­ceived up­dates about money be­ing de­ducted from the ac­count. Af­ter he re­turned, he filed a com­plaint with the bank au­thor­i­ties and the po­lice.

The CCTV footage from the bank was scanned in which Mau­rya was found stand­ing at the counter and with­draw­ing the money. He used to with­draw the sums in parts to avoid sus­pi­cion.

Po­lice ques­tioned Mau­rya dur­ing which he ad­mit­ted to have used the cheques to with­draw the cash us­ing dif­fer­ent iden­ti­ties. Po­lice sus­pect a few other peo­ple to have helped him. The role of some of the bank of­fi­cials, who had given out the cash af­ter ver­i­fy­ing the sig­na­ture, is also un­der scanner. Po­lice are in the process of re­cov­er­ing the cash as well.

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