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Ex-Angul HDFC BM arrested for Rs 60L fraud

Bhubaneswar: The Angul police on Sunday arrested and court-forwarded former HDFC Bank, Angul Branch Manager Shakti Vendanta Das for fraudulently withdrawing about Rs 60 lakh from the Collector’s official account a few months back.

The matter came to the fore after the Assistant District Magistrate lodged a complaint with the police on August 11. Acting on the complaint, police swung into action and made the arrest.

It was alleged that Das obtained a cheque book submitted a fake application in the name of former district Collector’s name and withdrew Rs 60 lakh from his account through eight accounts. Das is now serving as a Branch Manager of HDFC Bank in Bhubaneswar.

Meanwhile, the HDFC Bank has returned the whole amount of Rs 60 lakh withdrawn fraudulently by Das to the Collector’s account.  

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