Bardhaman: A senior bank assistant Tarak Jaiswal has been arrested and produced to CJM (Court of Judicial Magistrate) court in Bardhaman on Sunday. The investigating officers asked for five days police custody. The CJM has confirmed three days custody in money funelling incident that took place in a nationlised bank in Memari of East Bardhaman.
Tarak Jaiswal joined the State Bank in June 2017. Previously, he was in Rajbati branch of the same bank. He was lucrative about money and addicted in gambling.
Memari police has arrested an employee for allegedly funneling out as much as Rs 84.50-lakh from a nationalised bank branch in East Burdwan district.
This has happened at the State Bank of India (SBI) branch at Memari and the arrested employee has been identified as Tarak Jaiswal.
According to SBI and police sources, Jaiswal was the custodian of the currency chest of the branch. Towards late November, he started abstaining from duties without prior intimation.
Since the chest keys were with him, the manager sent out a word to him to report to duties on 29 November. But Jaiswal did not come saying that he was ill and instead sent the keys at the hands of his wife.
It was then that the bank authorities discovered that coins worth Rs 84.50-lakh is missing from the chest and there is no record of the coins been diverted for any other purpose.
Subsequent to the discovery, the bank instituted an internal probe and it led the point of suspicion towards Jaiswal for siphoning out the huge amount of coins.
Acting on the finding, the bank manager lodged an FIR against Jaiswal at Memari police station yesterday. The cops arrested the accused employee today morning and are now trying to find out what he has done to such a huge amount of coins.