Black money deposited in Jan Dhan A/cs: DCP Arora

Cuttack: The police on Monday confirmed that black money was deposited in Jan Dhan accounts of several Self Help Group (SHG) members regarding which a police complaint was lodged by the bank account holders few days ago.

“From preliminary investigation it appears that some employees of a finance company are involved in the online transaction of some bank accounts. It seems the culprits have tried to convert their black money into white”, said Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora.

“We will soon arrest the persons involved in the act”, Arora said.

On December 28, as many as 13 women of Tulasi self-help group (SHG) of Padmapur here lodged an FIR with Jagatpur police regarding the illegal transaction made though their Jan Dhan accounts without their knowledge.

In the FIR, the SHG members alleged that without their knowledge, unknown miscreants have made online transactions of Rs 2,500 each for seven to eight times through their accounts in connivance with some bank employees. They all have accounts with Gopinathpur branch of State Bank of India (SBI) under Salipur block.

The women sought an investigation into the incident and action against the accused as they did not know the persons who had deposited the money in their accounts through online money transfer system.