BoM cheated of Rs 39.36 lakh

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 10 October 2018

According to the police, the accused persons had submitted documents for loan regarding the purchase of a flat in Bhosari from Vijayaraj Associates. The bank officials sanctioned the loan and handed over Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 36.36 lakh.

PUNE: With the help of bogus documents, four persons allegedly duped the Bank of Maharashtra’s Mayur Colony branch to the tune of Rs 39.36 lakh by submitting bogus documents. Varsha Mahesh Sovani (47) has lodged an FIR in this regard with Kothrud police station.

According to the police, the accused persons had submitted documents for loan regarding the purchase of a flat in Bhosari from Vijayaraj Associates. The bank officials sanctioned the loan and handed over Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 36.36 lakh. 

However, they did not submit the DD to the Vijayaraj Associates here but transferred the amount in their own firm’s account in Sangli Urban Bank. 

Later, it was found that the accused persons had submitted bogus documents to get the loan amount.

One of the accused, Ashwini Sahare of Bhosari, has been arrested, while Sagar Vithal Nikam, Alka Vithal Nikam, both residents of Bhosari, and Rupeshkumar Chopda of Katraj are yet to be nabbed.

The incident took place between May 10 and September 30 this year. 

Police had produced Ashwini before the court on Tuesday and she has been remanded in police custody till October 12.

The FIR has been registered for offences under sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 466 (forgery of record of Court or of public register, etc), 471 (using forged document as genuine), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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