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Man held for cheating bank

Months after filing a complaint against collecting agents of a bank alleging harassment for loan repayment,the complainant was held for cheating the bank.

He had accused bank’s collection agents of harassment earlier

Months after filing a complaint against collecting agents of a bank alleging harassment for loan repayment,the complainant was held for cheating the bank. The tables turned on Ramesh Bhawarlal Jogani when the police found that Jogani had forged the documents to procure loan from Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Jogani had filed a complaint with the Tardeo police in December last year alleging that the bank’s loan recovery officials were harassing him to repay a loan of Rs 5 lakh. The police registered a non-cognisable complaint and called the officials.

“The accused were accompanied by a senior executive,Milind Koyande,who told us that his team was a part of the Risk Department of the bank which keeps a track of loan defaulters. Koyande said that Jogani had furnished documents like his appointment letter from a company named J K Paper Ltd and a payment slip while applying for loan. However,the authorities found out that all the documents furnished were bogus.,” said Assistant Police Inspector A K Pathare of the Tardeo police station. On investigation,Tardeo police officials learnt that though J K Paper Ltd is a prominent paper manufacturing company,Jogani was not employed there.

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“Jogani had forged the documents using the name of J K Paper Ltd. He had also started a website for publicising another company with the help of one Avinash Kulkarni. Kulkarni is also in our custody. Jogani was arrested in January,Avinash was arrested last month. We took Jogani’s wife,Manju,into custody last week as Jogani had mentioned her name in all the documents while applying for a joint loan. Manju has also been booked in the case,” said Pathare.

The police have also seized five hard disks that the accused had used for forging the documents and also recovered Rs 10,000. The accused had also invested heavily in insurance policies. “ Jogani has procured loans in the same manner from several prominent banks,” said Pathare.

First published on: 10-04-2009 at 05:41:34 am
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