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Ex-bank officer among three held for cheating

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 31, 2018, 4:58 am IST
Updated : Mar 31, 2018, 4:58 am IST

One person, Ranjit, who was present at the spot was apprehended by the police.

Then an idea struck him to loot job seekers and he involved Arun and Vinay for committing crime.  (Photo: File/Representational)
 Then an idea struck him to loot job seekers and he involved Arun and Vinay for committing crime.  (Photo: File/Representational)

New Delhi: A former operations bank manager along with two associates were arrested for conning innocent people to withdraw money from banks through RTGS/NEFT using forged letter heads of firms.

Police said that the scam came to light on March 22 when the team received a complaint at Madhu Vihar police station. It was alleged that a Rs 7.5 lakhs and Rs 8 lakhs were withdrawn from his account in SBI bank Patparganj Industrial Area by using forged letter heads of a firm. 

 

In the letter, a request was made to transfer the money through RTGS along with a request to issue a new cheque book. On the basis of this request, the bank transferred the sum to an unknown account.

The complainant came to know about this when he received an SMS on his mobile phone. 

One person, Ranjit, who was present at the spot was apprehended by the police. 

The police said that Ranjt was only a victim as he had posted his resume on OLX for a job. On the basis of this information, he was called for an interview at Connaught Place at Haldiram outlet and told that he has been selected for the job  and was also give a forged letter for clearing. The gang was using mobile phones on Fake IDs, therefore it was difficult to reach them. 

 

A team was formed to apprehend the accused persons. During verification, the police obtained the closed circuit television (CCTV)  footage of the place where the complainant with the accused. 

A story was plotted and a boy, who was in contact with the accused, was involved in the story along with the IOB branch manager. 

With the help of the boy, the accused was caught by the staff at the Reliance Smart Mall. During interrogation, accused Virender Sahu revealed that he had sold a fridge on OLX and saw that resumes of job seekers are available on one of its features. 

Then an idea struck him to loot job seekers and he involved Arun and Vinay for committing crime. 

 

Tags: cctv, rtgs, interrogation