Bid to draw money from account of jawan's widow

Attempts made to take Rs 60L, says Lance Naik Hemrajs wife

An attempt to fraudulently withdraw Rs 60 lakh of the relief amount given to the widow of slain soldier Lance Naik Hemraj, was made at a bank in Palwal district of Haryana.

Senior superintendent of police Pradip Yadav said a person in Palwal submitted two cheques of Rs 30 lakh each at an State Bank of India branch to withdraw the money from the account of Hemraj’s wife Dharmvati.

Forged chequebook

The person tried to withdraw the amount using a forged chequebook, similar to the one provided to Dharmvati by the SBI branch here, she said in a complaint.
The manager of SBI Palwal branch contacted his counterpart of Chata branch here, where the slain soldier’s wife is maintaining an account.

Sensing a fraud, Chata branch manager informed the police.

Probe taken up

A probe into the matter has begun and details of the person’s account has been sought, the police officer said.

Hemraj was killed and beheaded by Pakistani troops near the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on January 8.

The killing followed a nation-wide uproar leading to which ties between India and Pakistan, which were already strained after the 26/11 Mumbai attack, hit a new low.

The Uttar Pradesh government and the Centre had given relief packages to Hemraj’s family.

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