MCB staffers deprive customer of Rs two million


FIA Cyber Crime Circle starts inquiry

Amraiz Khan

FIA started inquiry against the staffers of Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) for allegedly being involved in depriving a customer of his hard earned Rs. two million. A resident of Mandi Warbartan district Nankana Sahib filed an application with Commercial Banking Circle (CBC) regarding the above said fraud.

He prayed in his application to register an FIR against the manager and staff of MCB thana Bazar Warbartan branch for depriving him of Rs. two million. Applicant Syed Manzar Hussain claimed that he had opened an account number 0559 364031002341 with the above said branch of MCB and deposited Rs. 2358552 and used to deposit and withdraw amounts as per need.

He claimed that he drew a bank statement from the bank concerned on July 13, 2021 and his amount was safe by then. Then all of sudden he came to know that Rs. 20 lacs have been withdrawn from his bank account by some unauthorized person without my consent.

When I brought the scam into the notice of the branch manager he could not respond to my questions and on further protest he kicked me out of the bank. The applicant claimed that he never used an ATM card or never availed online banking facility or never issued any bank cheque to anyone. It was my hard earned money and we two brothers had deposited above said amount for the marriages of our daughters.

He claimed that the above said amount was withdrawn from his bank account with the active connivance of bank staff. So action should be taken against the bank staff to recover my amount. When this scribe contacted the FIA CBC circle staffer said that since social media has been used for the withdrawal of the amount so the application has been sent to Cyber-Crime Circle for further action. Syed Manzar while talking to ‘Pakistan Observer’ said that bank staff has made shopping on electronics outlets FIA should also hold responsible to the owners of those electronics outlets situated in Lahore.


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