Police arrest accused in forgery case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jul 2018 11:10:48



Staff Reporter

Investigating a case of forgery, police have succeeded in apprehending the accused from Jharkhand. The accused, posing as bank officer, grabbed money of Rs 1.60 lakh from bank account of an elderly woman by obtaining details of her ATM card.The accused has been identified as Khirodhar Mandal (29), son of Neelkanth Mandal, a resident of village Gopai, Mufallis, district Giridih in Jharkhand.Additional Superintendent of Police (North), Rajesh Tiwari disclosed this while addressing a press conference, on Tuesday.

ASP, Rajesh Tiwari informed that, on May 27, 2017, a woman named Subhadra Bai Gond (56), wife of Rakesh Kumar Gond, a resident of village Ghana Chakarghata in Khamaria lodged a complaint that her husband died and she has a bank account of State Bank of India, Khamaria branch. Her ATM card expired in February 2017 and she got a new ATM card. On April 17, 2017, an unidentified man called her on phone posing as bank officer and sought information about her ATM card. Later, she learnt that the unidentified person had withdrawn cash of Rs 1.60 lakh from her bank account. Acting on the complaint, Khamaria police had registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC and started investigation into the case.

Investigating the case, police obtained bank account statement of Subhadra Bai and started a search on the basis of bank account number in which the money was transferred by the accused. Continuing a rigorous investigation with the help of Cyber Cell, police team succeeded in identifying the accused as Khirodhar Mandal, who transferred money from bank account of Subhadra Bai to his bank account in Bank of India, Koldiya branch. Acting promptly on the information, Superintendent of Police, Amit Singh constituted a police team under the supervision of Additional Superintendent of Police (North), Rajesh Tiwari and CSP, Ranjhi, Akhil Verma for apprehending the accused.

Police team comprised ASI, Lakhpati Singh, Constables, Gaurav and Yogendra started a search for the accused in Jharkhand and succeeded in apprehending him with the help of Jharkhand police and brought the accused to Jabalpur on transit remand. In the interrogation, the accused confessed to transferring money of Rs 1.60 lakh from the bank account of Subhadra Bai Gond in his bank account in Bank of India, Koldiya branch. Police presented the accused before the court and obtained his three days remand for further investigations and disclosing more forgery incidents. It may be noted that the accused has B.Tech (Electronics) degree and worked in several electronics companies in Noida and Mumbai. He was earlier apprehended in several forgery cases in Hyderabad. The accused was apprehended with active working of police team led by SHO of Khamaria police station, Sub Inspector, Sahdev Sahu, ASI, Lakhpati Singh, Constables, Yogendra and Gaurav.