Assam: Accused Bank Official sent to 4-days police remand for duping people of Rs 3.7 crore!

Assam: Accused Bank Official sent to 4-days police remand for duping people of Rs 3.7 crore!

GUWAHATI, August 10, 2017: A local court here on Wednesday sent a bank official accused of misappropriating crores to four days' police remand. Olivia Dutta Choudhury, deputy manager of a private bank, had duped people of Rs 3.7 crore in a racket she had been running since 2014.

Olivia was brought here on Tuesday evening on a transit remand following her arrest at Moradabad at Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Police have also arrested an accomplice, Bishwajit Ghosh. "Olivia used to transfer huge amounts of money from the bank customers' accounts in the name of some insurance policies. Ghosh was helping her procure the fake insurance documents in return of hefty cuts," Ranjan Bhuyan, deputy commissioner of police, Guwahati (central) police district, said.

Police are investigating the role of other bank officials as well. "We came to know that a few bank officials got in touch with Ghosh recently and took away several documents from him. So the role of bank officials is also under scanner," police sources said. Earlier, Olivia's husband, Shankar Sinha, a bank official in Sikkim, was arrested in connection with the case and is now in judicial custody. Commissioner of Guwahati Police Hiren Nath said, "She (Olivia) had withdrawn Rs 43 lakh before fleeing the city. She claimed that before boarding a train to Delhi, she had thrown away a bag with Rs 10 lakh at the Guwahati railway station to avoid security frisking. However, no such bag has been found so far." Police had seized Rs 27.5 lakh from her possession after the arrest. Later, several bank passbooks and cheque books were also seized from her city residence.
City police have found that majority of the CCTV cameras installed at the railway station premise were not working. "Most of the CCTV cameras at the station are not working for almost a month now. So far, no footages have been retrieved in which Olivia was found to be throwing away a bag," police sources added.
Source Inputs: Times of India

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