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Woman held by EOW for duping bank producing forged document

Bhubaneswar, Mar 15 (UNI) The Economic Offence wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch police today arrested a woman of Patisahi of under Patkura police station on the charges of duping the Bilahat branch of Odisha Grammya Bank by producing fake documents.
Sources said, Annapurna Das, the accused was arrested on the charge of availing a loan of Rs 3 lakh by impersonating as a lady teacher and producing false documents.
The incident came to light when Annapurna failed to repay the loan, and the bank officials initiated a probe and found that the documents produced by her were fake and forged.
Sources said, as many as 148 people managed to take Rs 2.96 crore loan fraudulently under the KGB personal loan scheme in 2011 and 2012. The loans were availed by submitting forged documents and showing the beneficiaries as teachers of different UP/ME/High Schools.
Later, a case was registered u/s 419,420,467,468,471,409,and 120(b) of IPC at the EOW of Crime Branch office.
During the investigation, EOW found that the loans were availed by submitting forged documents and showing the beneficiaries as teachers of different UP/ME/High Schools.
The accused persons joined together in a criminal conspiracy for getting such loans sanctioned and disbursed, sources said.
In February 26 last, the EOW also arrested one Debadutta Samantaray (47), a resident of Tikanpur village under Patkura police limits of the district, for availing a loan of Rs 2 lakh by producing fake documents and showing himself as a Hindi teacher of Raichand Girl’s High School.
Earlier, as many as 17 accused persons including the then bank manager and field officer of the branch were arrested and forwarded to court in connection with the case.
So far, 74 accused persons have been arrested and released on bail for their involvement in the case.
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