Chhattisgarh: BJP MP falls sufferer to bank card fraud; loses round Rs 37,000


BJP’s Rajya Sabha member and former Chhattisgarh minister Ramvichar Netam

BJP’s Rajya Sabha member and former Chhattisgarh minister Ramvichar Netam has turn into a sufferer of bank card fraud as an unidentified particular person allegedly misused it and made a transaction of round Rs 37,000, police mentioned on Friday.

A criticism on this regard was lodged by the MP’s relative at Telibandha police station in Raipur on Thursday night time, a police official mentioned. “Unidentified conman has made a transaction of USD 508.92, round Rs 36,844 in Indian foreign money, by misusing an SBI bank card issued within the title of MP Ramvichar Netam. The transaction was made on February 24 this 12 months,” mentioned Station Home Officer (SHO) of Telibandha police station, Sonal Gwala.

Netam possessed that bank card, however its validity had led to 2020, following which he had destroyed it. After that, Netam didn’t make any request for its renewal, he mentioned.

With out the permission and data of Netam, an unidentified trickster fraudulently managed to get the bank card renewed and carried out a transaction of USD 508.92. The forgery got here to mild when the financial institution’s govt known as Netam for fee of Rs 45,668 (which additionally contains taxes in addition to curiosity in opposition to the transaction), he added.

Initially, Netam informed the financial institution that no such transaction was achieved by him and the bank card can be not out there with him as its validity has ended. Nonetheless, as he continued to get calls from the financial institution for the fee, he visited the financial institution, the place he got here to know concerning the transaction, after which a criticism was lodged, Gwala mentioned.

An offence beneath part 420 (dishonest) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered on this connection, he added. 


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