KOLKATA: Bidhannagar Police on Friday arrested a private bank employee in connection with credit card fraud. Two more accused, one of them an employee of the same bank, were arrested earlier this week. They duped the bank of Rs 18.18 lakh.
Sources said accused Anupam Bhaumik and Sutirtha Saha are employees of the Salt Lake, BD block branch of the private bank. While Anupam worked as a sales manager, Sutirtha — who was arrested on Friday — worked as a relationship manager.
The racket came to the fore when the regional manager of the bank lodged a complaint with Bidhannagar North police station last October. “It was found that a credit card fraud racket has been active since 2014,” said police.
Later, police came to know that all the nine persons had high-value accounts with another private bank. When they opened savings accounts with the Salt Lake branch of this bank, they were issued pre-approved credit cards. One of the family members, Ujjwal Kundu alias Kajal Jana, got in touch with Bhaumik, who then “connived” with Saha to issue credit cards without proper verification. Since the accounts opened with the Salt Lake branch of the bank were high-value accounts, the management initially did not suspect their motives. The role of other eight alleged members of the family is also under scanner.