Dhubri, Sept. 5: Two persons, suspected to have used others’ bank accounts for transactions involving huge amounts of money, were picked up by Dhubri police this evening.
Abu Tayab Siddique and Safiul Islam of Howrarpar village under Dhubri police station were picked up after an account holder at the Dhubri main branch of the SBI lodged a complaint with the police, a police source said. The duo are being interrogated.
The source said the complainant had alleged that the transactions made through his SBI account, and that of 10 others, were far greater than the money deposited by them in their accounts.
“Not only this, withdrawals from the accounts were made in different parts of the country in the last couple of months. This alarmed the account holders,” he added.
He said both Siddique and Islam were brokers who facilitated bank loans and Kisan credit cards for their clients. In the process, the duo got savings accounts opened in the bank in the name of the beneficiaries. They, however, kept the ATM cards with them and also had access to the beneficiaries’ account numbers.
The police are probing the details of the transactions.
The officer-in-charge of Dhubri police station, Harin Deka, said interrogations were on and charges were being framed against the duo. “We will have to check the details of these accounts and the transactions made through them from different parts of the country,” he added.
Dhubri additional superintendent of police Prasanta Dutta told The Telegraph that they had taken the matter very seriously and would probe it thoroughly.