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Man booked for being a witness in opening 9 bank accounts

A man, who had claimed that his name had been used as a witness to open nine bank accounts in a cooperative bank post 

demonitisation, has been booked for cheating and forgery.

The accused, Vinay Jain, who had reported that he was a bank member in the FIR, had told the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central), that his name has been used as a witness to open nine accounts at Jain Cooperative Bank in Daryaganj without his knowledge.

Around Rs 9 lakh in demonetised currency was deposited in these accounts and close to Rs 2 lakh was withdrawn, a police officer said.

A case under Sections 420 (cheating), 471 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC has been registered and probe has been initiated in the matter, police said.

A notice has been sent to the bank to share documents which were submitted to open these accounts. Bank officials who had helped in opening these accounts have also been served notices to join the probe, a senior police officer said.
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