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J&K Bank lodges FIR against ‘unscrupulous elements’

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Srinagar, July 20: J&K Bank has lodged an FIR against one Adil Khan and “other unscrupulous elements” with Police Station Kothi Bagh, Srinagar for harassing and running a malicious campaign against some employees of the bank.

According to the complaint filed with the police, the accused persons have been writing “threatening and menacing emails since May 22, 2018 with criminal intent to disrupt the business of the bank especially for running a women exclusive business unit at Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar. The said persons are also engaged in vilification and defamation against the bank among the general public.”

Pertinently, last month police had arrested an accused person involved in a case (FIR no 14/2018) under Section 419 RPC, 66C Information Technology Act at Police Station Kothi Bagh related to cyber crime and cheating. The case was registered on March 11, 2018 against the culprits. “The person in league with another person had created a fake website in the name of the bank for some ulterior motive.”

According to the spokesman of the bank, "the bank has decided to go tough on such online scammers and rumour mongers who circulate fake news about the bank.

“This amounts to reputational damage of this premier institution and at the same time cause mental agony to the general public. The bank would be taking legal action against such persons," the bank spokesman said.

The spokesman also cautioned the general public against these unscrupulous elements who he said are trying to defame the bank to promote their vested interests.

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