Pune: A woman clerk of the Pune police has been arrested for cheating two youths to the tune of Rs 3.5 lakh on the pretext of helping them get government jobs. Earlier, she was arrested in another case for cheating Indian Bank by withdrawing Rs 64 lakh using forged documents of the postal department. There were three other accused in the latter case.
Sachin Andhale (36) of Bhosari has lodged an FIR against clerk Snehalraj Sharad More (32) of Kondhwa Budruk. Andhale said that More had given him a bogus appointment letter for a government job, for which they had paid Rs 3.5 lakh. More was posted in the application branch at the Police Commissioner’s Office in Camp.
“We are investigating whether she alone committed the crime or somebody else is involved. We have booked her for offences under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using forged document as genuine) of the Indian Penal Code,” said Police Sub Inspector KB Pawase, who is investigating the case.
Earlier on June 17, Pradipkumar Sahu, Chief Manager of Indian Bank in Khadki business centre, had lodged an FIR against More and three others for allegedly cheating the bank using bogus Kisan Vikas Patra certificates of the India Post. The incident took place between March 6 and 17 this year. Kisan Vikas Patra is a saving certificate scheme by the India Post.
The police had arrested More, Satishchandra Nayar C and Hemant Kshirsagar. Another woman from Wagholi is accused in the case.
As per the police, More and three others had entered into a conspiracy and made 184 bogus Kisan Vikas Patra certificates each worth Rs 50,000, thus totally valued at Rs 92 lakh. The accused had used the letter head of Dunge post office located in Bhiwandi taluka. They also forged the signature of the post master. The accused pledged the certificates with the bank and obtained Rs 64 lakh overdraft against the certificates and withdrew the money. After the FIR, More has been suspended from the police department.