Telangana News

Jawan guards Kargil border, while relative in Andhra siphons off money

About Rs 3.6 lakh was siphoned off from the bank account of an Army jawan posted in Kargil by his relative over an 18-month-period.

Published: 02nd March 2017 05:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2017 05:49 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: About R 3.6 lakh was siphoned off from the bank account of an Army jawan posted in Kargil by his relative over an 18-month-period. 

The accused, Vishnu Prasad, unemployed, and a native of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh, forged the signature of the jawan to obtain the net banking password while transferring money to his associate’s bank accounts. He was arrested by the Rachakonda police.

The fraud came to light when jawan B Kishore Kumar’s wife went to withdraw money from the bank account. She found that the amount in the Punjab National Bank account of the jawan had very little cash. She informed her husband, who is posted in Kargil. The wife learned that Kishore had shared the details of his bank account with his relative G Vishnu Prasad, to help him in transferring his account from Nasik to Hyderabad. 

In late February, the woman complained to the police that their relative Vishnu Prasad had fraudulently diverted around Rs 3.6 lakh from her husband’s account, without his knowledge and also forged his signatures to attain net banking kit from the bank to transfer the amounts.

Based on the complaint, a case was registered. During the probe, the cyber crime officials verified the transaction details of the jawan’s bank account and found that the money was transferred into several bank accounts by Prasad. Based on the mobile number, the accused was traced to Uppal and was taken into custody.

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Latest