3 ‘bank mitras’ held for swindling away Rs 40 lakh from ATM in Sundergarh

Rourkela: At least three ‘Bank Mitras’ or Customer Service Point (CSP) professionals United Bank of India have been arrested in Bandhamunda area in Sundergarh district yesterday on the charge of swindling away bank cash worth Rs 40 lakh.

The accused have been identified as Santosh Pati of Bandhamunda, Pushpa Ekka of Kuanrmunda and Rama Ekka of Putarikhaman areas.

Police also seized looted cash worth Rs 2.80 lakh from Santosh post his arrest.

As per the charges brought against the trio, they had drew cash worth Rs 40 lakh from an ATM of UBI located in Bandhamunda area fraudulently between September 21 and October 5 last year. They managed to defraud the bank while the server of the ATM was down.

After the incident came to light and the bank authorities lodged a case in connection with it at Rourkela Cyber Police Station, an investigation was carried out and the trio was nabbed.

Police managed unearth by examining their official laptops during the investigation.

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