Forgery leads cops to unearth 9 fake accounts in Kotak Mahindra CP branch
Trailing a forgery case in which Rs 55 lakh was siphoned off from a woman’s account, the Crime Branch unearthed nine fake accounts in a bank which had Rs 34 crore deposited in them. Two arrests have been made and the manager and bank staff are under scanner.
What looked like a simple cheating case turned out to be the tip of the iceberg and the Crime Branch arrested two persons Rajkumar Goyal (47) and Ranjeet (29), who operated nine fake accounts in Kotak Mahindra Bank. The role of the bank manager and some staff of the bank is also under scanner.
Things started when a resident of Greater Kailash-2 Suman Anand reached the police station in Chittaranjan Park in South-east Delhi and filed a complaint that she had an account in Corporation Bank in GK-2. However, whopping sum of Rs 40 lakh and 15 lakh approximately have been withdrawn from her account on two days without her knowledge using RTGS. The woman further puzzled the police stating that both cheques used to withdraw money were in her possession. The details revealed by Anand made the cops suspicious that an organised racket may have duped her of money. Investigating the case, the cops zeroed in on Rajkumar Goel based in Naya Bazaar who was seen as the mastermind of the illegal transactions. He reportedly floated fake companies where he converted illegitimate money into white money through RTGS. Later, Rajkumar and his associate Ranjit were arrested. The accounts of the accused was in Naya Bazaar branch but the amount was deposited in Connaught Place branch.
“Accused Ranijt, in criminal conspiracy with Rajkumar, had opened an account in the name of Raj Enterprises at Kotak Mahindra Bank and the money was received by them in this account through RTGS. The account is used only for such transactions. One Upender, cousin of Ranjit, is proprietor of the said account. The money has also been transferred to another account of IVD services at Ghaziabad,” said Joint CP Crime Ravinder Yadav.
During investigation, it was also revealed that accused Rajkumar had opened various accounts in the name of different firms viz R K International, Swastik Trading, Sapna Trading, Mahalaxmi Industries, Shri Ganesh Enterprises, Delhi Trading Company, Virgo International etc at Kotak Mahindra Bank, Naya Bazar and deposited unaccounted cash worth Rs 34 crore in the said accounts.
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