[Resolved] Indian Post Office Banking Fraud — Fraud worth Crores of Rs done by Agent Raj Kumar
Please refer to the news on The Tribune
"PO agents issue fake passbooks, pocket lakhs
Nawanshahr, October 25
Just a few days after a scam of fake GPF sanctions at the Primary Health Centre (PHC), Mujaffarpur, was unearthed by the police, another, pretty filmy, scam of preparation of fake post office passbooks has surfaced in the district.
Some post office agents at nearby Aur village duped a large number of people by preparing fake post office passbooks.
More than a dozen investors of Aur, Malla Bedian, Mahil Khurd and Garhi Ajit Singh villages have lodged complaints with the SSP that post office agents Rajesh Kumar, his wife Babita Sharma (of Lasara village) and others have duped them of lakhs of rupees deposited by them under different
post office schemes, by providing them fake post office passbooks.
The fraud victims - Prem Pal (Rs 3.50 lakh), Anita Rani (Rs 4.90 lakh), Subash (Rs 5.50 lakh), Sushil Rani (Rs 3.10 lakh), Sanjiv Kumar (Rs 1.40 lakh), Raj Kumar (Rs 3 lakh), Sita Devi (Rs 5 lakh), Bhajan Singh (Rs 1 lakh), Hanish Joshi (Rs 7.60 lakh), Balbir Singh (Rs 1.20 lakh), Sunita Rani (Rs 2.20 lakh), Vijay Kumar (Rs 1 lakh), Paramjit (Rs 1 lakh), Sonia (Rs 1 lakh), Prem Lata (Rs 1 lakh) and Anant Ram (Rs 3.70 lakh), along with sarpanch Tirath Kaur - gathered at the office of the SSP to file complaints against the agents who duped them of their money.
Hanish Joshi told The Tribune that the post office agent had been working in the area for the past more than a decade and he had been collecting money to deposit it in different small saving schemes of the post office.
Earlier, he had also been providing his clients the service of getting payments on the maturity of their accounts. “But when some of the investors visited the post office at Aur to get payment against their post office accounts, they were stunned when the post officials told them that their passbooks were fake and there was no record of the deposits in the post office records,” said Joshi, adding that Rs 7.60 lakh was invested by him and his parents in the small savings schemes through the errant post office agent.
Besides, the post office agents had also issued them “lucky coupons” which were said to be original, added Joshi. The other victims, too, while showing fake post office books and expressing concern regarding getting back their money, urged the SSP to take strict action against the errant agents.
The Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar, and Inspector R.K. Gupta also visited the Aur post office on Saturday. But they refused to divulge any details to mediapersons.
When contscted, SSP, Jalandhar and Gupta tried to evade queries about the scam. A case under sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC has been registered at Sadar police station against accused Rajesh Kumar, Babita, Vipan Kumar, Tejinder Pal, Paramjit Singh and Rajinder Kumar, said the Sadar SHO, Kewal Krishan.
"Passbook scam: PO agent nabbed in New Delhi airport
Nawanshahr, November 1
Post office agent Rajesh Kumar of Lasara village in Jalandhar, who was wanted by the local police in a fraud case, was nabbed at New Delhi airport, while he was trying to flee the country. The airport authorities handed over the accused to the Nawanshahr police.
Rajesh was accused of duping 16 investors in various small saving schemes by providing them fake post office passbooks.
The investors belonged to Aur, Malla Bedian, Mahil Khurd and Garhi Ajit Singh villages and were identified as Prem Pal, Anita Rani, Subash, Sushil Rani, Sanjiv Kumar, Raj Kumar, Sita Devi, Bhajan Singh, Hanish Joshi, Balbir Singh, Sunita Rani, Vijay Kumar, Paramjit, Sonia, Prem Lata and Anant Ram. They filed a complaint to the Nawanshahr SSP on October 24 in which they alleged that the PO agent duped them by provided fake passbooks in lieu of their deposits in different small saving schemes of the post office.
No record was available in the post office in connections with their deposits under various small saving schemes through the errant post office agents. On the basis of the complaint lodged by the fraud victims, a case under sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC was registered at the Sadar police station against as many as 5 persons - Rajesh Kumar, Babita, Vipan Kumar, Tejinder Pal, Paramjit Singh, Rajinder Kumar.
The police as well as the senior officials of Department of Posts have been conducting investigations into the scam.
The police officials refused to divulge any details on the pretext that the investigation is on and senior officials of the Department of Posts at Jalandhar were maintaining guarded silence, the information got out from some inside sources of the department.
“The errant post office agent had not only duped his investors by providing them fake passbooks in lieu of their investments under different small saving schemes, but he had also earned commission and got the lucky coupons issued from the Department of Posts against these deposits,” say the sources.
If it happens to be true, then it is quite possible that there was connivance of the officials of the Department of Posts with the errant post office agents in the scam.
I am also a victim of this fraud. please tell me wether i will get my money back or not.
Complaint marked as Resolved Aug 14, 2020