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Family of 4 Booked for Duping Rs 45L

Published: 11th April 2016 05:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2016 05:32 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:  Acting on a court direction, the Coimbatore district police have registered a case against a woman, reportedly the director of a major private sector bank, her husband, who is a retired bank manager, and their two sons, after the quartet allegedly cheated 22 people an amount of `45 lakh in cash by promising them lucrative jobs in private and nationalised banks.

Police said the complainant, H Mohammed Shah (52), from Ashok Nagar, Madukkarai, Sundarapuram, in 2012, had collected `76 lakh from 22 people he knew.

He had reportedly given the money to the accused, identified as J Vanajothi, alleged director of a private bank, her husband Jothi Reddy, and their two sons J Lakshmi Narayanan and J Ram Kumar. The four are residents of Pachapalayam.

Police said that the four had promised to get Shah and his associates high-paying lucrative jobs in various banks across the State. However, they failed to keep up the promise.

Hence, Shah approached the Judicial Magistrate I Court here with a petition, seeking framing of charges against the accused.

Based on the court direction, Perur police registered a case against the four under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) read with 120(b) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

Perur Police Inspector, speaking to Express, said that the police were still investigating whether Vanajothi was a director of a private bank, as claimed by the complainant.

They have, however, confirmed that her husband is a retired bank manager. Investigations into the alleged fraud is continuing, he added.

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