Pune: A 33-year-old techie has lodged an FIR with Hadapsar police station, claiming that fraudsters duped him of about Rs 1.5 lakh by making a bogus PAN card and other documents in his name, and then purchasing a phone and taking two loans from HDFC.
Umesh Sharadchandra Bahalkar of Fursungi has lodged the complaint in this regard. The incident took place between October 2017 and January this year.
Bahalkar came to know about the fraud when a representative of Capital First company went to his flat on October 5, for loan recovery for the purchase of a phone worth Rs 16,000. He lodged a complaint with Hadapsar police station on October 9.
Later, on November 24, Rs 17,757 was deducted from his salary account. When he enquired with the bank, he was told that the amount was deducted for consumer durable product loan. He was told that a phone worth Rs 64,900 was purchased from Chroma Mall in Aundh. When he met bank officials, they showed him the documents and it was found that his name and details were used to make the PAN card with the photo of another person.
While he was still dealing with the bank officials, he again received recovery notice on January 1 for Rs 69,930 payment of a loan for another consumer durable product. He again approached the police and got the FIR registered.
The police have booked the unidentified accused for offences like cheating and forgery under the Indian Penal Code. Assistant Police Inspector UV Pune is investigating the case.