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Posted at: Nov 9, 2018, 1:54 AM; last updated: Nov 9, 2018, 3:23 PM (IST)

Postal official dupes 300 villagers

‘Opened recurring deposits, but no accounts in name’
Postal official dupes 300 villagers
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Sumedha Sharma

Tribune News Service

Gurugram, November 8

A senior postal official of Pataudi is wanted for allegedly duping over 300 villagers of Rs 40 lakh in the name of opening savings accounts. 

The accused, identified as Govind, was posted as assistant postmaster in Khod village. He has allegedly been absconding for many days. 

The accused had allegedly opened their savings accounts and issued passbooks in 2015, but had been keeping their instalments with him ever since. It was his prolonged absence that highlighted that the accounts were never officially started.

In his complaint, Khod village resident Ramphal told the police, “He (Govind) opened recurring deposit accounts in 2015 and we had been contributing to it ever since. In front of us, he would make entries in the passbook, stamp it and keep it with himself for the next transaction. We never doubted him. But he did not turn up for several months after his transfer. When we enquired about our savings from the new staff, we got to know there were  no accounts in our name. He took over Rs 40 lakh from 300 persons like me.”

An FIR has been registered against Govind under Sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC at the Pataudi police station.

“We have registered a case. We sought the record from the post office, but did not find any details of these account holders,” said Inspector Jai Prakash Yadav, SHO of Pataudi police station.

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