Assam Bank Employee Arrested for Embezzlement of Funds in Guwahati

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A bank employee from Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, identified as Debasish Gogoi (34), has been apprehended by the Bureau of Investigation-Economic Offences (BIEO) of the Assam Police for alleged misappropriation of funds amounting to Rs 37 lakh in Guwahati.

The arrest was made based on accusations that Gogoi, an office assistant at Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, engaged in fraudulent activities by misappropriating funds from dormant customer accounts. The General Manager of the bank’s Bhangagarh branch filed an FIR against Gogoi, claiming that he was involved in deceptive transfers and withdrawals from dormant accounts spanning various branches between 2018 and 2021.

Gogoi, a resident of Lakhimpur district, reportedly confessed to his involvement in the fraudulent activities during interrogation at the BIEO police station. The investigation revealed that Gogoi participated in the unauthorized transfer of funds from dormant accounts located in Thakurbari, Machkhuwa, and Chandmari branches. The cumulative misappropriation amounted to approximately Rs 37 lakh from the bank’s treasury.

Following his arrest, Gogoi has been remanded to judicial custody. The charges against him include embezzlement and misuse of funds, particularly from dormant customer accounts within the specified time frame.

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