Srinagar: Scores of customers of JK Bank Dad Ompora branch in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday held a protest demonstration against bank authorities alleging that an amount to the tune of rupees 1 crore has been fraudulently withdrawn from their accounts.
Dozens of customers held a demonstration outside SDM office Chadoora against the withdrawal of money from their accounts three months back.
The protesters while talking to GNS said that for the last more than three months, 1 crore rupees of around 60 persons hailing from Hanjura, Dad Ompora, Check Seri Gund and its adjoining villages, has been withdrawn without the consent of the account holders.
“We approached with a written complaint to the bank manager who assured them of sorting out the issue but nothing was done in this regard. We are poor people and have taken loan through Kisan Credit Loan for business purposes,” Ghulam Rasoorl Mir, an account holder told GNS.
“I have two account numbers SB- 17133, SB-700 in the branch and 5 lakh rupees has been withdrawn without my consent,” he said.
Another customer Ali Mohammad Dar said when the JK Bank Dad Ompora branch was thrown open four years ago, the bank officials requested the neighbouring villages to open the account in the bank “to make it a successful branch”.
“Ninety nine thousand rupees were withdrawn illegally from the accounts (SB- 1457 and SB-KCC-01) of my son Parveez Ahmad Dar,” Dar said.
The customers alleged that the bank officials are in league with some persons having political influence who are behind this “scam” and have “embezzled our money”.
They have appealed the Deputy Commissioner Budgam and bank higher authorities to intervene and redress their issue saying the people will lose faith in JK Bank if the matter is not resolved.