Calcutta HC orders Personal Appearance of HSBC Bank’s Senior Officials In Alleged Fraud Case

In a case,  Orijit Das v. Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) (CRP 3731 of 2014) filed by an Indian-origin Solicitor based in London alleging fraud and siphoning of funds from his account, the single judge bench consisting of Justice Ananya Bandyopadhyay of the Calcutta High Court recently ordered the personal appearance of HSBC management.

Facts of the Case:

The petitioner in this case, alleged that a blank letter of their signature was maliciously used bu the bank officials by investing and dealing with the loss-making funds directly, and hence acquiring wrongful gains, It was further alleged that there was a forgery of the petitioner’s signature, involved for the purpose of selling the mutual funds which were later siphoned off into the own account of respondents through a fraudulent home loan arrangement. 

Order by the Court:

The court directed the personal appearance of the HSBC management on the next date and further called for a report from the Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta with regard to the status of the complaint case filed by him.

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