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Thane: More than Rs 28.3 lakh siphoned off from dead man`s bank account

An offence has been registered in Maharashtras Thane city against unidentified persons who allegedly siphoned off more than Rs 28.3 lakh from a deceased mans bank account, police said on Tuesday.

Based on a complaint, the police have registered a case under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, an official said.

The man had died in September 2021, and his father went to a private bank, where he had an account, to intimate them about the death in February 2022, he said.

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The bank statement of the deceased man`s account revealed that more than Rs 28.3 lakh had been siphoned off between September 2021 and April 2022 by way of transactions to unidentified persons, the official said, adding that a probe is underway.

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