ATM fraud victim seeks SBI, police intervention

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Allegedly a victim of ATM fraud, a distressed customer of the State Bank of India (SBI), Biku Kiran sought the intervention of the police and the SBI authority to retrieve his amount.
In a FIR lodged with the Police Station Itanagar on 24 June, 27-year-old Kiran claimed that Rs 40, 000 was fraudulently withdrawn from his SBI savings account.
He learnt of the development when he received an auto-generated message from the SBI.
According to Kiran, the message reflected that the amount was withdrawn from BN Jha Road, Deoghardeoghar in Jharkhand on 7 May, 2019 at around 16.42 hours.
He claimed that he did not share any information about his bank details to anyone or any hoax callers.
“Alarmed by the withdrawal message, I had reported the matter to the SBI officials, but the SBI rejected my complaints five to six times,” Kiren claimed.
He also alleged that when he approached the Itanagar police station to report the matter, the police refused to register the case saying, “there is no such section to register the concerned fraud case,” and his complaint letter was reportedly forwarded to the SIT’s cyber cell in the Chandranagar PHQ.
“The SIT cyber cell registered the case on 24 June only after repeated visits,” a frustrated Kiran added.