A former employee of the Jammu & Kashmir Bank was caught red-handed on Tuesday trying to transfer money into his own account from the Mendhar branch of the bank, according to officials. The man, identified as Mohd Abrar, had managed to hide himself in the false ceiling of the bank overnight before attempting the fraudulent transaction.
Abrar, a resident of Ari village in Mendhar, was dismissed from his position at the bank in 2021 after being accused of involvement in a fraud. He had entered the bank during working hours on Monday and remained hidden in the ceiling until he was caught.
Bank officials were alerted to Abrar’s attempted money transfer when he failed to hack the bank’s security system, and they immediately notified local police. Abrar was arrested soon after.
Authorities are now investigating the incident to determine whether any other bank employees were involved in the attempted robbery.
The incident has raised concerns about the security measures in place at Jammu & Kashmir Bank branches and the potential for insider threats. It also serves as a reminder to financial institutions to remain vigilant and continue to improve their security systems to prevent fraudulent activity.