Srinagar: J&K Bank has lodged an FIR against one Adil Khan and other unscrupulous elements with Police Station Kothi Bagh, Srinagar for harassing and running a malicious campaign against some employees of the bank.
“The person/s have been writing threatening and menacing emails beginning from 22nd May 2018 with criminal intent to disrupt the business of the bank especially for running a Women exclusive business unit at Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar. The said persons are also engaged in vilification/defamation against the bank among the general public,” a JK bank statement reads.
The statement also reads that last month police had arrested an accused person involved in a case FIR No 14/2018 under section 419 RPC, 66C Information Technology Act at Police Station Kothi Bagh related to cybercrime and cheating.
“The case was registered on 11-03-2018 against the culprits. The person in league with another person had created a fake website in the name of the bank for some ulterior motive,” statement said.
According to the spokesman of the bank, “the bank has decided to go tough on such online scammers and rumour mongers who circulate fake news about the bank. This amounts to reputational damage of this premier institution and at the same time cause mental agony to the general public. The bank would be taking legal action against such persons.”
Meanwhile, the spokesman has also cautioned the general public against these unscrupulous elements who are trying to defame the bank to promote their vested interests.