The Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested two men in Delhi for allegedly siphoning money from several Mumbaikars by posing as representatives of private banks and obtaining their bank account details.
The duo, Ratandeep Sood (23) and Sandeep Rajat (27) were held in West Delhi on Thursday evening by officers of the Property Cell of the Crime Branch and brought to Mumbai on Friday. “We had obtained transit remand from a court in Delhi. We produced the accused in a court in Mumbai on Friday and have been given their custody until April 4,” said Dhananjay Kulkarni, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime). Seventeen SIM cards and a laptop containing a lot of customer data was seized from the premises in West Delhi’s Rama Road, where the accused were arrested, the police said.
Kulkarni added that Sood and Rajat were part of a large gang that was wanted in 40 cases registered in Mumbai, with the earliest dating back to April 2014.
The two latest cases in Mumbai were registered at the Bandra Kurla Complex and Kanjurmarg police stations. In the first case, the victim had been cheated of Rs 2.20 lakh.