CBI arrests three for defrauding bank

Chandigarh, July 8 (Calcutta Tube) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested three people from New Delhi for defrauding a bank here of over Rs. 1.30 crore, officials said Thursday.

From Oct 15 to 27 last year, 15 cheques amounting to Rs.1,31,81,785, favouring two fictitious Gurgaon-based firms were passed and debited from the account of Mohali-based Swaraj Mazda at a branch of the Canara bank here, which were allegedly not issued by the company, CBI officials said.

‘During an internal inquiry, the bank officials found that both the fictitious companies were having accounts in different banks in New Delhi. All these accounts were opened by one private person posing as proprietor of the companies,’ a CBI official said.

CBI arrested Neeraj Kumar, a resident of Shyam Vihar in Delhi’s Najafgarh area, who was posing as the proprietor of the two firms. Based on his interrogation, two others, including a Canara bank employee, were arrested in Delhi and admitted that they were printing forged cheques to cheat the bank.

The two were identified as Sanjeev Kumar Verma and Mukesh Kumar, a clerk of the Canara bank.

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