New Delhi: The official sources on Friday said that fraudsters siphoned off over Rs 12 crore two bank accounts of premier healthcare institute All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) using “cloned cheques.”
The amount was siphoned off from AIIMS’ accounts in State Bank of India (SBI) at its non-home branches in other cities.
The sources said that the fraudster again made attempts to withdraw over Rs 29 crore at SBI’s branches located in Dehradun and Mumbai in last one week. However, the attempt was not successful.
The administration of the hospital has approached the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police asking them to look into the matter.
As per the officials, the cloned cheques passed Ultra Violet Ray tests at the SBI branches. They said that the original cheques were in the possession of the AIIMS.
Accusing the bank of failure in following the verification protocol, the hospital administration asked the bank to deposit the stolen amount. They especially pointed lapses at the non-home branches.