Bank official, son held for pledging fake gold in Thrissur

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Thrissur: Mathilakam police here on Sunday arrested a bank official and his son for taking a gold loan by pledging fake gold in Canara Bank's West Vemballoor branch.

The accused are Vellangaloor native Dasaradhan, a gold appraiser at the regional branch of the bank, and his son Jishnu Prasad.

Fake gold weighing 5.5 gm was pledged in the bank to swindle Rs 23,500. 

The father-son duo reportedly committed the crime on June 6.

The fraud came to light after officials raised red flags during auditing.

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