TNN | May 19, 2011, 11.03pm IST
VADODARA: The city police investigating Bank of Baroda (BOB) fake currency racket and bank union members have come to loggerheads over the action taken by the cops against BOB employees. The cops have begun detailed investigations into the case wherein two BOB employees have been accused of cheating a customer by terming his genuine Rs 1,000 note as fake. Police officials said that they have got five more complaints against the same employees working at Nizampura branch.
Jitendrasinh Baliyan had registered police complaint against BOB cashier Anil Jadhav and branch manager Rajeshkumar Dani for terming his genuine currency note as fake. "We have received five more complaints against Jadhav in last few days. The complainants have stated that Jadhav told them that some of their currency notes were fake and kept them with him. Dani too didn't object to it proving his complicity in the racket," said Fatehgunj police inspector S Banker.
"When so many customers point fingers towards one bank employee then it does raise suspicion against him. We are now gathering details about Jadhav, Dani and other bank employees," Banker added. The cops have also learnt that both Jadhav and Jani had worked together in some other BOB branch earlier too and it will also come under the purview of investigations.
Investigating officials also learnt that some unidentified person was trying to scare witnesses and trying to make them hostile but nothing has been taken on record in the case owing to lack of evidence. Members of BOB Karmachari Sangh and other bank unions on the other hand stepped up protests against the cops by submitting a memorandum to district collector on Thursday. The union members said that bank employees are being targeted unnecessarily and that the cops are taking coercive steps against them.