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3 attempt to cheat bank of Rs 50 crore, held

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUNIL THAPLIYAL
Published : Dec 27, 2017, 12:40 am IST
Updated : Dec 27, 2017, 12:40 am IST

The accused were arrested on Friday and were sent to juridical custody, said a senior police official on the condition of anonymity.

It was evident that the accused and his accomplices had tried to cheat the bank.  (Representational Image)
 It was evident that the accused and his accomplices had tried to cheat the bank. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: The Delhi police arrested three persons who allegedly attempted to cheat a private bank. One of the accused posed as the owner of a fixed deposit (FD) worth Rs 50 crore and asked the bank to grant financial assistance (overdraft facility) against the said deposit.

The accused were arrested on Friday and were sent to juridical custody, said a senior police official on the condition of anonymity.

 

On Friday, a complaint was lodged against one Vikas Chhillar and his two associates indentifed as Yogendra Kumar a resident of Pune and Shiv Shankar , a resident of   Etawah, UP for cheating, misappropriation and other offences.

The accused Chhillar, a resident Gurgaon, had approached the ICICI Bank, Safdarjung Enclave branch with a specific request to grant an (overdraft against the FD in the name of one Upendranath Nimmagadda amounting to Rs 50 crore and submitted a copy of the said FD.

“The branch official requested Chillar to call Mr Nimmagadda to the branch to carry out certain official formalities related to grant. On the same day, Chhillar visited the branch along with Mr Nimmagadda and one more person and presented a copy of the fixed deposit and receipt of the deposit. After scrutiny, we found that the person introduced by Chhillar as the owner of FD was not the actual owner. We called Mr. Nimmagadda on his mobile number to confirm whether he had handed over the copy of said FD to any person to avail the OD against the said deposit,” said Rajeev Sehgal, branch manager ICICI Bank Ltd, Safdarjung Enclave in his written complaint.

 

“When Mr. Nimmagadda told us that he had not handed over the said copy to Chhillar for grant of the OD, we were shocked. What raised our suspicions was the photo on the Aadhar card shown by the accused didn’t match with the actual customer, alignment of QR code on Aadhar card was not proper and the impersonator could not tell his own date of birth and wife’s name,” he added.

It was evident that the accused and his accomplices had tried to cheat the bank. Without Mr Nimmagadda’s consent, they attempted to misappropriate the funds for personal gain.

Tags: delhi police, fixed deposit, icici bank