HDFC Bank mistakenly transferred Rs 21 lakh into the account of another customer who is found to be living in the United Kingdom. A police complaint was filed by the HDFC Bank, Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, Panchkula, after they said that the person into whose account they had mistakenly transferred Rs 21 lakh was not responding to their repeated queries and intimation. The bank said that the student had a savings and a current account in their bank and it was due to a technical glitch in the server that the money got transferred into his account.
According to Sushil Kumar, station house officer (SHO) of the Mansa Devi Complex police station, the probe into the case has started and they will soon approach the embassy in the UK through the government. Kumar said, “We will scrutinise all the passport and visa details from the Chandigarh regional passport office and inform the embassy in the UK so that his details can be circulated everywhere.”
“The probe found out that the 23-year-old youth studies in the United Kingdom. We enquired from his father, who stays here in MDC and works as an executive engineer with the Himachal Pradesh government, but he said he has disowned his child,” the SHO said. The police said that the bank account was opened on the guarantee of the father, as per documents obtained by them.
The SHO said, “The incident happened in October last year and we have been informed by the bank authorities that they were first conducting investigations at their own level and later they complained to us by the end of last month when the money was not returned. When they saw that the boy was untraceable, the bank authorities met his father but nothing transpired.”
“There are several gaps in the statement of the father as well. After we interrogated, now the father also says that he has disowned his child along with the fact that the youth has spent the money as well,” he added.