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Fake banking racket dupes Rs 50 cr in Silapathar

An astronomical amount of rupees to the tune of Rs 50 crore has been duped by a few people with some fake banking activities in Upper Assam’s Dhemaji district creating a great deal of confusion and sensation in the entire Dhemaji district. The entire racket came to light last week only when these people working with the bank have secretly fled from the town.

According to information, they opened an Union Cooperative Bank (ASCARD) branch in Chandannagar area in Silapathar area in Dhemaji district on April 24, 2004. Since than the bank has been running crore rupee financial dealing with its customers through some agents. Not only that they have also introduced a few insurance police to involve more people with its transaction at the Silapahar State Bank of India branch.

It is alleged that nine months ago, the bank was re-christened as the Union Cooperative Bank Ltd, Silapathar. The Bank Manager left the area citing trip to the Guwahati based head office. But the bank Manager Bhadra Kanta Saikia, of Chutia Kari in North Lakhimpur district has not returned and on May 4, 2008 his brother came and took away his wife.

Thereafter, fled another staff members namely Pranjal Gogoi of Gugamukh, Dipak Basumatary, Ranjit Deka of Morigaon, Chandan Bora of Jorhat and Riday Saikia of Dibrugarh, Ruhit Sarma of Silapathar and Imran Hussain of nagaon.
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