The Delhi Police has busted a gang of eight individuals – six of them members of the identical household dwelling a fancy locality in west Delhi – for utilizing pretend id playing cards to open a number of accounts in 13 banks and bought get 63 debit and bank cards to buy costly gadgets value at the very least 3-4 crore rupees.
Rs15 lakh money, jewelry, two card machines, and a cumulative sum of Rs 50 lakh of their accounts throughout banks have been seized by the police.
The police have additionally seized all of the pretend debit and bank cards, 83 cheque books and pretend id playing cards – 31 PAN playing cards, 18 Aadhaar playing cards, 30 Voter ID playing cards. Some 15 SIM playing cards and cellphones, purchased utilizing these paperwork, have additionally been recovered.
According to the police, the accused turned to crime after the prime accused’s household enterprise suffered heavy losses some six years in the past.
The rip-off, nonetheless, was solely uncovered just lately after an inside audit on the CITI Bank discovered 36 accounts had been opened utilizing pretend private identification paperwork.
Based on a criticism filed by CITI Bank, Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing began wanting into these accounts. Police investigation revealed the accused used easy disguises to get identification paperwork issued below totally different names.
The accused have been recognized as Kanwal Raj, his spouse, two sons Ajay and Manish Kshatriya, their wives, Arun Sharma and his spouse. All of them have been arrested.
According to the police, 25-year-old Sharma is the mastermind who began this rip-off in 2013-14 after his father’s firm, which manufactured switchboards, suffered heavy losses.
“He roped in two people – Ravi Sachdeva and Umesh – to make fake Aadhaar, PAN and voter identification cards to open multiple accounts in 13 banks and got 63 debit and credit cards issued,” senior police officer OP Mishra mentioned.
Sachdeva and Umesh are but to be arrested.