Canara bank fraud: Police issues lookout notice against accused Vijeesh Varghese
Pathanamthitta: In the Canara bank fraud case, police issued a lookout notice against the accused Vijeesh Varghese as observing chances that he will leave the country. Vijeesh, an employee at Canara bank allegedly looted over Rs 8 cr from the bank.
As the police issued a lookout notice against him, officials at all airports and ports across the country will be put on alert to identify the accused.
When the fraudulence came into light, Vijeesh managed to leave his place along with his wife and their four-year-old and two-year-old children. Among them, only Vijeesh has a passport.
Police observed that the accused may plan to leave the country alone to avoid arrest.
Amidst this, the district police chief recommended handing over the probe to Crime Branch.
As the case is related to banks and fraudulence above Rs 3 cr, the investigation must be carried out under Crime Branch, reads the report filed by district police chief VR Nishanthini to the state police chief.
Money used for online rummy, stock market
Police have concluded that Vijeesh used a major share of the swindled money for playing online rummy and depositing in the stock market. These details were collected after examining his mobile phone number.
39 fund transfers to wife’s account
The probe team has found that the accused transferred the money which allegedly swindled from Canara bank to his wife’s bank account. It is revealed that he deposited money to his wife Surya Thara Varghese’s bank account 39 times.
Apart from his wife’s account, he also transferred lakhs to the bank accounts of his mother Jollykutty and father in law Kottarakkara native D George.
At the same time, he transferred money to bank accounts in his name 68 times.