Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Trust defrauded for 6 lakhs through fake cheques, FIR Filed

by pranjalipargaonkar

Ayodhya: Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust in Ayodhya complained of fraud of Rs 6 lakh through two fake cheques. The fraud was identified during the verification process of a third fake cheque, said police on Thursday.

According to the police, trust secretary Champat Rai filed an FIR- that an amount of Rs 6 lakhs has been withdrawn from the trust’s account using two fraud cheques–one of Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3,5 lakh. The transactions were carried out in Lucknow in Punjab National Bank branch,”Ayodhya’s circle officer Rajesh Kumar Rai told ANI.

However, the trust could have fallen for another fraud trap as third cheque for Rs 9.86 lakh was presented to the Bank of Baroda on 9 September. The bank callrd Champat Rai for verification. Rai got through his chequebook and found the cheque bearing that number was still in his possession, so he decided to file an FIR with the Kotwali police station Wednesday night,” he added.

Deenanath Verma, accountant of the trust said that Rs 4 lakh were stolen and trust was able to manage to save Rs 2 lakh during the fraud.

The police is investigating the case and so far no arrests have been made in this case.

On September 4, the Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) has handed over the approved design of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple being constructed in Ayodhya to the Ram Temple Trust.

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