Sivasagar police arrested one Fakoruddin Laskar from Silchar on charges of forgery. Laskar, a coal trader and his colleagues were trying to withdraw rupees 2.80 crore from the Sivasagar ONGC branch of SBI fraudulently.
The modus operandi was to open an account in his name in that branch and deposit a cheque of high value same day. His victim was Indian Institute of Pulses and Research, Nagpur, Maharashtra. The alert Manager checked his bank account for clearance and asked Laskar to attend the branch office. He discussed with the Institute about the cheque deposited by Laskar and found it to be a case fo forgery. The actual amount issued was Rs.49 lakhs.
When Laskar, along with his accomplishes reached the bank at about 11a.m., they were locked up inside and handed over to the police. The incident occurred on January 13.