Sundergarh: A businessman was allegedly defrauded of Rs 4.25 lakh here after he issued a bank cheque of Rs 1,000 value to a person claiming to be HDFC Bank staff for opening of a current account.
As per complaint filed by businessman Rajesh Patel, few days back a person had called him up while identifying himself as a staff of HDFC Bank Rourkela Main branch. The person on the other side of the phone, named himself as Amit, and asked Patel whether he would be interested to open a current account.
After Patel agreed to open the account, a person visited his house the next day and collected documents and a cheque of Rs 1,000 value.
"When I called up the bank staff, he said the process is on and documents have been sent to the bank's Mumbai office for approval. But, later during my visit to the bank, I came to know Rs 4.25 lakh has been transferred from my account to one Manoj Kedia," said Patel.
The businessman lodged a complaint at the Town Police station following which police have launched probe.
Sundargarh SDPO Balabhadra Deepa stated the accused might have tampered the cheque and taken Rs 4.25 lakh fraudulently from the businessman's bank account.
A case has been registered under Sections 420, 467 and 468 and investigation is on, the SDPO added.