Cheat: Cheated City police on Monday arrested a deputy director of a bank and private finance in the city of Trichy and two other employees for deceiving three customers of `1.52 crore deposited by them.
City Crime Branch (BCC) arrested M Lakshmi Kanthan, 33, Deputy Director Fincare small financial bank in Ponnagar, T Surendar, 36, and P Murugan of Trichy after filing a complaint against them based on a complaint from R Ramkumar, 42. Police said Ramkumar and his family ran a hotel. As they suffered a financial loss, they sold it for `3 crore. Lakshmi Kanthan and the others offered to provide 8% interest for deposits. Lured by the lure offer, Ramkumar deposited `3 crore in the bank in his mother and brother’s accounts on December 16, 2021.
The assistant manager and his team staged drama by attending an auction of another group’s mortgaged gold at a hotel in the city on January 1, 2022. Kanthan also lured Ramkumar to win gold at auction and get fast returns in 10 days.
Believing in his words, his mother and brother handed them 15 signed blank checks whereby the trio withdrew `1,52,46,000 from both accounts. When he became aware of the cheating, he moved the court and obtained a direction from the court to file a first information report (FIR) by the CCB.