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Two Bank Employees in Hyderabad Exchange Rs 6 Lakh without Identification Proof

After suspension, V. Mallesh a clerk, brought back Rs 5.6 lakh. He said he had spent the remaining amount

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Hyderabad, November 14, 2016: Police in Hyderabad questioned two employees of a bank for exchanging demonetised notes worth Rs 6 lakh without identification proof.

The employees of the Kamala Nagar branch of Syndicate Bank in Saroornagar were booked late on Sunday after the manager lodged a complaint with the police.

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V. Mallesh, a clerk, handed over the demonetized notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 to cashier Radhika and collected an equal amount in new currency notes of Rs 2,000.

The incident happened on Saturday and was detected by the manager during verification.

Police registered a case against the two of cheating and criminal breach of trust.

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After he was suspended by the bank manager, Mallesh brought back Rs 5.6 lakh. He said he had spent the remaining amount.

The bank officials and police, however, do not believe the money belonged to him.

Police were questioning him to know the source of demonetized notes.

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“The investigations are on,” Inspector S. Lingaiah told IANS. He said the accused had not yet been arrested.

Under the Reserve Bank of India rules, a person can exchange a maximum of Rs 4,000 of demonetized notes by submitting Aadhar card or other identification proof. (IANS)

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

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However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?