Yavatmal: A lady clerk attached to Yavatmal Urban Cooperative Bank’s branch in Dev Nagar, Nagpur has been arrested by Bajaj Nagar Police on the complaint of Satish Joshi, Regional Manager of the bank in Nagpur.
The complaint was lodged on May 18 and the clerk, identified as Sneha Tushar Naik, a resident of Manish Nagar, Nagpur, was arrested on the same day. On the date of May 19, Sneha Tushar Naik has reportedly been produced in the court, Who has sent him to police custody for 10 days.
According to the complainant, Sneha Tushar Naik joined the branch of the bank in the year 2015. She had established cordial relations with his superiors and had obtained a computer ID and password. And her husband is also an employee in a bank.
According to the complaint lodged with the police, Sneha Tushar Naik had initially opened accounts in the names of his mother, father and minor son in Punjab Nationalized Bank, ICICI Bank, and Godavari Multi-State Cooperative Bank. Then gradually, he allegedly started crediting the interest earned by the fixed deposit holders to accounts of his own kind.
RBI had warned Yavatmal Urban Cooperative Bank
In the year 2019, one of the retired employees noticed that no interest was credited to his account in any way. He complained to the regional manager. Soon after, many such complaints started coming. The Regional Manager investigated the fraud, which was then valued at Rs 97.65 lakh.
Then the Yavatmal headquarters of the bank tried to recover the amount, but the clerk completely denied the allegations. This had already been mentioned in the police complaint. Then after this, the clerk has been suspended.
According to sources, there is a possibility of getting caught in the net of even bigger fish in this case as this scam could be as big as the Date Babaji Mahila Cooperative Bank in Yavatmal.
Sources have said that the Yavatmal Urban Cooperative Bank was established by Late Babaji Date and is governed by persons having political influence as in the case of Mahila Bank, Earlier also, RBI had warned Yavatmal Urban Cooperative Bank about its rising non-performing assets.