RBB staff arrested as accomplice in bank fraud case

Published On: August 21, 2017 09:23 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GAUSHALA, august 21: The local authorities here have arrested an employee with the Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) in Mahottari for alleged involvement in the Rs 4 million bank fraud case. 

RBB Jaleshwor Branch's senior assistant technician, Mahendra Sah, 57, of Jaleshwor municipality – 2 was taken into custody as an accomplice after two employees at the Bardibas branch were arrested for using fake signatures to withdraw Rs 2 million from an account holder. 

Sah has been overseeing the signature management in the Jaleshwor branch and sending signatures to all the other branches, according to District Police Office, Mahottari's Superintendent of Police (SP), Kuber Kathayat.

RBB Bardibas' senior assistant duo, Jagadish Kafle, 48, of Bardibas municipality – 8 and Ambika Poudel, 35, of Dhulikehl municipality – 11 were arrested more than a week ago in the case. 

They had withdrawn the amount with help of a forged cheque from a savings account no 80394 belonging to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Regional Office Biratnagar's engineer, Sri Prakash Narayan Singh, a native of Sandha in Mahottari. 

They had also withdrawn Rs 500,000 from RBB branch office in Lalbandi of Sarlahi district and Rs 1.5 million from RBB's Mirchaiya branch in Siraha using forged cheques. 

Singh filed a complaint with the District Police Office, Mahottari leading to the arrest of the two staffers. During police interrogation, the duo also named five other employees as accomplices in the scam. 

A technician was arrested in course of the investigation into the two charged under the banking fraud case, police said. RSS 

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