KIMACS charges fraudulent withdrawal of money from UBI

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IMPHAL, November 14: The Kanglei Indigenous Martial Arts and Cultural Society (KIMACS) set December 6 as the deadline for the authorities of UBI to clarify on Rs 2 lakhs which went mission from the account of Ningthoujam Heman of Palace Compound.

Speaking to media persons at a press conference held today at Manipur Press Club organised by Kanglei Indigenous Martial Arts and Cultural Society (KIMACS) its general secretary N Naobi threatened that if the concerned bank authorities are not able to provide appropriate report for the missing money, the bank will locked down from the next day by the organisation.

He further said that a sum of Rs 2 lakh has been withdrawn by somebody from the UBI, Imphal Branch, MG Avenue from the account of N Heman on October 24.

Several complaints were made to the authorities of the concerned bank but the bank authorities refused to give any positive answer and provide the justice.

A written complaint was also made to City Police on November 10.

On October 3, due the said account holder’s health problem, his son N Indrakumar went to withdraw Rs 2 lakh through cheque No 5903 from the UBI, MG Avenue.

Due to the absence of the account holder, a staff demanded Indrakumar to sign at the back side of the cheque.

After signing on the cheque it was passed on to another counter for verification but unlucky the check was rejected for not matching the signature of the account holder and below the cheque it was written with red ink as “sign differ” and they took away the cheque and told him that even if he brought the account holder, the cheque would not be valid.

He however took out Rs 25, 000 from an UBI ATM boot and on the following days withdrew another Rs 20, 000 each time on October 4, 6, 7 and 8.

The total amount withdrawn from the ATM thus was Rs 1,50,000. After his father’s health improved, he himself withdrew another Rs 1 lakh on October 14.

On November 1, a mini balance statement showed that on October 24, an amount of Rs 2 lakh had been withdrawn from the account.

He called upon the bank to make rectification so that it may be able to retain public trust.

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