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Arunachal Pradesh police here have arrested the deputy manager of State Bank of India for deceptively withdrawing money from the account of two customers in Aalo.

As per officials, SBI deputy manager Bikash Ranjan Hajoy Ray allegedly withdrew Rs 4 lakhs from the accounts of Yanya Koje and Rs 2.2 lakhs from another customer Markir Mayi.

The unauthorized withdrawal was illegally made by Ray, who was holding the charge of accountant and cash officer, through the withdrawal voucher without the customers’ knowledge.

Koje had withdrawn Rs 40,000 from her bank account on July 2, but Aalo General Hospital employee got the shock of her life when she came to know about the withdrawal was of Rs 4 lakh while updating her passbook.

When she brought the matter to Ray, the bank official on July 17 re-credited only Rs 3, 60,000 but, that too, was withdrawn the next day.

Ray fled from Aalo on July 18 but not before transferring Rs 2,20,000 from Mayi’s account.

The police, meanwhile, have arrested the accused from his home state Meghalaya and have kept him under four days remand for further investigation, officials said.

Ray a resident of Hawakhana village in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at:

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