Former India wicketkeeper’s father arrested in fund embezzlement case

The Madhya Pradesh Police has arrested former Indian cricketer Naman Ojha’s father in a case of alleged embezzlement of money in Betul district in 2013. An official gave this information on Tuesday.

“The case pertains to the alleged fraud when the cricketer’s father VK Ojha was posted as manager of Bank of Maharashtra branch in Jaulkheda area of ​​Betul in 2013,” he said.

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In 2014, the police had registered a case of alleged embezzlement of about Rs 1.25 crore in Multai town here. Multai police station in-charge Sunil Lata told that VK Ojha, who was absconding, was arrested on Monday.

All the other accused in the case were arrested earlier, the official said.

“After his arrest, VK Ojha was produced in a local court on Monday, which remanded him to one-day police custody. Police was questioning him,” said the officer.

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The FIR was registered on June 19, 2014 following a complaint by the then bank manager Ritesh Chaturvedi about alleged transfer of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) loan amount by opening 34 fake accounts in the branch. The police officer said that the amount was later withdrawn.

A case has been registered under Indian Penal Code sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery with intent to deceive), 471 (forged document) and 120- was. B (criminal conspiracy), he said.

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