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Fraudsters use cloned cheques, loot 6 lakh rupees from bank accounts of Ram Mandir Trust

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Unidentified fraudsters have withdrawn six lakh rupees from the bank accounts of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust body that has been tasked with the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh state of India.

The fraudsters, according to reports, have used cloned cheques to fetch the money twice amounting Rs 2.5 lakh and 3.5 lakh each. However, when the fraudster tried for the third time attempting to clone a cheque worth Rs 9.86 lakh, the trust’s secretary Champat Rai was informed about the same.

The money looted from the trust was allegedly transferred to a Punjab National Bank account, reports claimed.

In this regard, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Ayodhya police station and further investigations have been taken up.

Amid the investigations, reports said that negligence of bank authorities has been ruled out, as well as the involvement of bank employees, as serial numbers of the cheques were compromised and that allowed fraudsters to prepare the cloned ones.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Yogi Adityanath, has approved 525 Crore rupees for the airport construction in UP, out of which 300 Crore is claimed to have been already spent.

The airport, which will be named after Ram, is going to “boost tourist traffic” in the nearby regions of Uttar Pradesh, a government official admitted earlier to news agency IANS.

 

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