Pune cyber cell arrrests two for bank loan fraud

Duo procured bank loan in a techie’s name using forged documents, credit card, say police

By: Express News Serivice | Pune | Published:September 11, 2016 4:37 am

Two persons have been arrested by the cyber cell of the Pune city police for allegedly cheating a techie by procuring a bank loan in his name.
The suspects have been identified as Bhairavnath Baburao Salunkhe (34), resident of Dhayarkar Wasti, Mundhwa Road, and Pankaj Ashok Tak (33) of Star City, Moshi Road.

The complaint in this case was registered by Rohit Subhash Pisal (31), a resident of Vishalnagar, Pimple nilakh. According to the complaint, Pisal received a call from the Kotak Mahindra Bank for recovery of the loan amount of Rs 75,000. Bank officials told him that he had taken this loan using a credit card. Pisal says that he was shocked as he had never possessed a Kotak Mahindra Bank credit card.

After meeting the bank officials, Pisal learnt that a man had submitted forged documents including his personal details, company identity card, his salary slips for three months, Aadhaar card and other papers carrying fake signatures and photographs of another man. Pisal approached Sangvi police who registered a case under section 419, 420, 465, 467, 471 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the IT Act.

During the probe, assistant police inspector Sachin Gavate discovered the involvement of Salunkhe and Tak in this case. A police team led by inspector Sunil Pawar arrested the two suspects on Friday. The police said the duo prepared a credit card in Pisal’s name and Tak’s photo was used on the documents prepared in Pisal’s name for procuring the loan, whereas Salunkhe is a post-graduate who had earlier worked with the loans section of a bank and is aware of the documents and process involved in taking loans.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (cyber cell) Deepak Sakore said that the duo are history-sheeters who were earlier arrested in a similar case in 2013. The police have now recovered a pen drive, passbooks of different banks in different names, bogus pan cards and Aadhaar cards in different names, sim cards, four cell phones and bank documents from the duo.

The police said that the duo managed to get copies of Pisal’s identity documents. They tampered with these documents and applied for a credit card from Mahindra Bank. These documents carried Pisal’s name but the photograph was of Tak. The police suspect that the duo have committed similar frauds. A magistrate court has remanded the duo to police custody till September 16 for further investigation. The police are also probing whether any bank personnel is involved in the crime. Police inspector Sunil Pawar is investigating the case.