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DELHI POLICE NABS FIVE PERSONS ON CHEATING GENERMANY BASED NRI CITIZEN OF RS. 1.35 CRORE

October 19, 2021 06:06 PM

⮚ IN A FIRST OF ITS KIND OF CASE, A GANG WITH FIVE PERSONS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FROM DELHI FOR SIPHONING OFF RS. 1.35 CRORE FROM THE BANK ACCOUNT OF A GERMANY BASED NRI. ⮚ THEY HAD ESTABLISHED A NETWORK IN INDIA FOR SWEEPING AWAY THE ACCOUNT HAVING ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY.⮚ SEVERAL PERSONS HAVE FALLEN PREY TO THIS ONLINE FRAUDESTER. 

New Delhi (Face2News)

With the arrest of five accused persons, the District Cyber Cell/Central District has busted a module that used to commit the offence of cheating/defraud by unlawfully/unauthorisedly siphoning away the money from the bank accounts containing huge amount of money. 

A Case vide FIR No. 239/2020 U/s 420 IPC dated 13.11.2020 was registered in police station Rajinder Nagar Delhi on the complaint of Ms. Kanika Girdhar, an NRI residing in Germany. She alleged that in the month of November she tried to login her Bank account which she was maintaining in a famous private bank, but the access was denied for want of correct password. She approached the Bank officials and to her utter shock she got to know that her FDs has been liquidated and an amount of Rs. 1.35 Crore has been fraudulently withdrawn by means of online transfer, Cheque withdrawal and ATM withdrawal.

The bank officials said that a fresh cheque book and new ATM Card were issued against her account lately. The bank officials also informed the complainant that the said cheque book and ATM card were received by a person who introduced himself as Vishal, brother of the complainant. The complainant however, maintained that she has never made any such request to issue any cheque book or ATM card to the bank. Moreover, she has no sibling.

Seeing the peculiar modus operandi and need of technical expertise, the DCP/Central transferred the investigation of the case to District Cyber Cell on 22.12.2020 a dedicated team of officials of the Cyber Cell comprising SI Kamlesh Kumar, SI Ali Akram, ASI S.P.Kaushik, ASI Sirmohar, HC Tejveer Singh, HC Suresh, Ct. Omveer Singh, Ct. Kuldeep, Ct. Arun, Ct. Ashwani, Ct. Mukeshand, Ct. Vinod under the leadership of Insp. Jagdish Kumar and overall supervision of ACP Sh. Yogesh Malhotra, was constituted to investigate the case.

Ms. Shweta Chauhan, IPS, DCP, Central Distt, said, during investigation, on the basis of details obtained from bank as well as technical surveillance, actual culprit was identified as Sumit Pandey S/o Sh. Narender Dev Pandey, an employee of the ICICI Bank. He was later apprehended and subjected to interrogation. During investigation it came to light that he accessed the details of the complainant’s account by taking advantage of his official position at the ICICI Bank and got to know than an amount of Rs. 1.35 Crore was lying in the account.

Driven by his avarice, he passed on the relevant information pertaining to the complainant’s bank account to Shailendra Pratap Singh S/o Sh. Suresh Singh i.e. kingpin of the syndicate, who hatched a fool-proof conspiracy for fanning away the amount from the complainant’s account.

The accused Shailendra Pratap Singh arranged an office at Badkhal Chowk, Faridabad and started office for a fake company named Workforce India Pvt. Ltd. in the disguise of supply of labourers in big construction companies. He deputed two of his associates namely Jagdamba Prasad Pandey and Rahul there as managers.

They eventually hired around 10 odd labourers for the company and made them open their bank accounts in Equitas Small Finance Bank, AU Small Finance Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank. He then got the registered mobile number of the complainant’s account re-issued in the name of one such labourer and installed internet banking facility of the victim’s account on this SIM.

Ms. Shweta Chauhan, IPS, DCP, Central Distt, said, during investigation, on the basis of details obtained from bank as well as technical surveillance, actual culprit was identified as Sumit Pandey S/o Sh. Narender Dev Pandey, an employee of the ICICI Bank. He was later apprehended and subjected to interrogation. During investigation it came to light that he accessed the details of the complainant’s account by taking advantage of his official position at the ICICI Bank and got to know than an amount of Rs. 1.35 Crore was lying in the account.

The registered number was reissued to the alleged persons as it was not in use for 3 months and for this reason it went in inactivated mode. He collected ATM Cards and cheque books of those labourers. After that they started withdrawing amount from the ATM card of complainant Kanika Girdhar and transferred money in the accounts of labourers and further withdrew entire amount through ATM. After withdrawal, an amount of Rs. 63 only was left in the account. Whereas, the offender was so desperate that they deposited Rs. 37 only to take the total remaining upto Rs. 100 and withdrew Rs.100. After withdrawal, they locked the rented office and disappeared for good.

ACCUSED PERSONS 

Sumit Pandey S/o Sh. Narender Dev Pandey R/o Lal Kuan, Ghaziabad, UP, age- 24 years. He is married and he has a son and a daughter in his family besides wife. He is a Commerce Graduate from Purvanchal University. Earlier he was working with ICICI Bank and was fired after the present incident. He accessed the details of victim’s account by availing his official position at ICICI Bank, Old Rajinder Nagar, Delhi. He further shared the details with Shailendra Pratap Singh with the intention of sweeping away money from her account. (Date of Arrest 14.10.2021).

Shailendra Pratap Singh S/o Sh. Suresh Singh R/o A-795, Shastri Nagar, Delhi-110052. Age 42 Years. He is a Post graduate (M.Com) from Delhi University. He is a friend of Sumit Pandey who shared the details of victim’s bank account and further conspired to withdraw the money in a fraudulent manner. He further deployed his associates Jagdamba Pandey and Rahul to execute his conspiracy and withdraw money from complainant’s account. It was Shailendra Pratap Singh who made fake signature on the cheque book of victim Kanika Girdhar. (Date of Arrest 15.10.2021).

Neelam W/o Sushil Jaiswal R/o 004/B-1, Ashiyana Anmol Apartment, Gurgaon Road, Sohna, Haryana. Age 32 Years She is studied upto M-Ed. She is married and has two sons. Being a lady, she impersonated as victim Kanika Girdhar while getting the account’s credential changed and requesting new check book and ATM Card by dialling customer care number. (Date of Arrest 16.10.2021)

Jagdamba Prasad Pandey @ Shreyansh S/o Sh. Chandra Mohan Pandey R/o Village Chiraiyakot, Distt: Mau, UP Age 22 years, He is graduate in Sanskrit Hons from Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, UP. He hired labourers in the name of providing them job in construction sector and made them open their accounts in different bank in which the amount of victim was transferred later on. It was he and Rahul who withdrew the fraudulent amount from ATM kiosk by using ATM of victim and labourers’ accounts. (Date of Arrest 16.10.2021)

Adarsh Jaiswal @ Rahul S/o Ratan Jaiswal R/o Vill: Mande, PS Jahanganj, Distt: Azamgarh, UP. Age 23 Years. He has two sisters and parents in his family. He is studied up to B.A from Purvanchal University. He along with Jagdamba Pandey hired labourers from labour Chowk Faridabad, Harayna in the name of providing them job in construction sector and made them open their account. He along with Jagdamba Pandey withdrew the fraudulent amount from the account of victim and labourers. (Date of Arrest 17.10.2021).

RECOVERY: The main accused Shailendra Pratap Singh has purchased a Benami Property worth Rs. 41,53,419/- only at Shastri Nagar, Delhi on 19.02.2021 by using fraudulent amount. Whereas, the value of the same property in market is around Rs. 90 Lakh. The original Registered Sale Deed has been recovered and erstwhile owner of the property has been examined. A Tata Nexon Car bearing Registration No. DL 10 CP 6464 was purchased on 12.02.2021 by using stolen amount. The vehicle has been recovered.A motorcycle make Royal Enfield bearing registration No. DL 8SCY 0301 worth Rs. 1.80 Lac purchased by using fraudulent money has been recovered. Rs. 27 Lac has been recovered at the instance of accused Shailendra Pratap Singh and Neelam. Two mobile phones, Apple i-Phone-11 and one Apple i-Phone 12 worth Rs.2.5 Lacs.

 
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