Dhubri, Sept. 6: Abu Tayab Siddique and Safiul Islam today confessed that they used others’ bank accounts for transactions of money deposited in Gulf countries and India in the 11 SBI accounts.
They were picked up last evening.
“The duo have confessed that they used the accounts for transferring the amounts from labourers working in the Gulf countries and elsewhere in India without the knowledge of the account holders,” a police source said.
Based on their confession, Noor Jahan Begum of Dhubri town was picked up for interrogation this evening.
They revealed that she was the mastermind behind this racket and money come through hawala from Gulf countries to Delhi and then transferred through the accounts, a police source said.
A source in a bank said withdrawals through the 11 ATMs were made from various parts of the country, including Sonpeta, Gurindi, Coimbatore, Bhainsa, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Naxalbari.
More information could be unearthed from the SBI Mumbai branch where all the national and international transactions are recorded which other branches of the SBI do not have access to them, the source said.Abu Tayab Siddique is a customer service provider (CSP) for Dristi, an NGO, who was once caught for opening an account under a fake name in Kismathasdoh SBI branch but the matter was hushed up, a source said.
There are 30 CSPs working in 13 SBI branches in Dhubri district. They help customers in opening accounts and getting their loans sanctioned under various government schemes. Islam is a broker who facilitated bank loans and credit cards.
The chief manager of Dhubri SBI main branch, Sagar Deb, said they were aware of the development but till now the police had not sought any assistance.
“If the police come and investigate into the account, I shall co-operate with them,” Deb added.