KCC Loan Fraud in Pulwama; Police Constitutes SIT

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

Pulwama police has constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate Kissan Credit Card (KCC) loan fraud in a local bank branch that surfaced last month.

23 KCC loan cases from the bank have so far been found to be sanctioned without the knowledge of the account holders, police said on Monday.

Giving details of the case, District police authorities stated that last month a lady resident of Pathan, Pulwama approached Police Station Pulwama with a report that the Elaquai Dehati Bank, Branch Pulwama has served her a notice for non-payment of KCC Loan that she has neither applied for nor availed.

Police registered a case FIR No. 20/2015 under section 419,420,467,468,471 RPC in this regard.

Keeping in view the sensitivity of the case a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of Dy.SP (Hqrs) Pulwama was constituted and the investigation of the case was started.

The SIT while perusing the records of the bank called in all the non-performing beneficiaries of KCC loans issued by the bank Branch during the year 2013-14.

97 non-performing KCC loan accounts beneficiaries were summoned to appear before the investigating team to find out the facts. Out  of  97 non-performing accounts, so far  57 beneficiaries  have reported before the SIT and  among  them  23 beneficiaries revealed that  they  have  never  applied  for  such loan in the  said Bank Branch. It surfaced further that some of the anonymous (Benami) accounts were also existing in the Bank Branch.

The police statement said that the investigation of the case is going on and a significant breakthrough is expected in the coming days.

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