Bank manager fraudulently withdraws Rs 1.5 crore, absconding

New Delhi: A manager of a cooperative bank allegedly made fraudulent withdrawals to the tune of Rs 1.5 crore from bank accounts at his branch in Kaithal, police said on Monday.

Vatandeep Chhokar is absconding after allegedly committing the crime, they said.

The accused illegally withdrew around Rs 1.5 crore from accounts of around 22 borrowers, a majority being farmers, and showed them as loans, Pundri Inspector Satish Kumar said.

A complaint has been lodged by bank officials against Chhokar at the police station in Pundri.

The accused has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and investigations are underway, he added.