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Breakthrough in SBI forgery case, one arrested

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Itanagar, Sep 03 (UNI) In a major breakthrough, Arunachal Pradesh police has solved a SBI forgery case here and arrested one NGO employee for fraudulently withdrawing Rs 4.90 lakh.

Papum Pare district Superintendent of Police Chuka Apa said here that Tam Matum, an employee of an NGO, withdrew the money from the NGO's account in SBI on August 10 using forged signature and seal.

Police had registered a case on Friday and swung into action following a complaint against the bank by executive director of FGA.

During the investigation, police found that Matum had prepared fake seal and letter head of the NGO and withdrew the amount for his personal use. Further investigations revealed that Matum had opened an account in the name of Tam Tatum on August 11 and deposited the amount in the new account, sources informed.

While Rs 36,000 was left in the account, Matum admitted that he had repaid personal loan of Rs 1.11 lakh and spent the balance Rs 2.43 lakh in gambling, the SP informed.

However, the scope of the investigation has been widened further to ascertain if there was any involvement of any bank staff in the forgery case, the SP said.

When contacted, SBI Assistant General Manager J P Sharma informed that the case has been forwarded to the disciplinary proceeding cell authority. However, the account is being frozen following legal formalities, he added.

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