Bathinda bank manager arrested for taking commission to replace old banned notes
BATHINDA: Greedy public sector employees, especially those in banks are finding new ways to loot public desperately in need of cash for daily expenses. Police police arrested a branch manager and a cashier of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) in Rampura Phool for allegedly converting the banned currency notes after deducting 20% commission.
A case of cheating has been registered against branch manager Manish Kumar and cashier Gaurav Kumar on the complaint of commission agent Parveen Kumar. Police action came after around 300 people assembled outside the branch and raised slogans against the bank officials for allegedly duping and harassing people.
“The bank manager demanded 20% commission for changing old currency notes. I complained to the police and raised my voice outside the bank. Hundreds of people also assembled and raised slogans against the bank officials,” Parveen alleged.
The bank officials refuted the charges, saying they had been falsely implicated. The bank staff from the town and nearby areas also reached Rampura on Friday and termed the police action as a hasty step, taken without verifying the complaint properly. “It is totally a false allegation,” alleged Manish.
Rampura Phool DSP Gurjit Singh Romana said a lot of people protested outside the bank on Thursday night and Parveen handed over a complaint. “On the basis of complaint, we arrested the manager and the cashier. A case under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of IPC has been registered against the duo,” he said.