Manpada police in Dombivli arrested eight people for falsifying account holders’ bank checks and withdrawing money from their accounts. During the investigation, the police discovered that the accused had committed such cheating in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Police said the eight arrested defendants are identified as Harishchandra Kadave, Nitin Shelar, Ashok Chaudhary, Majhar Khan, Umar Farooq, Sachin Salaskar, Anek Otari and Bavesh Kumar Dholakia. While the seven accused are from Ambarnath, Dombivli and Virar. Bavesh comes from Gujarat.
Police said a few days ago they received a call from a nationalized bank. Where Bank officials found a suspicious person as he came with a check for Rs 21 crore with details of the company name on it. “The police and the bank employee found foul play in the check and started to investigate. But the suspect was not ready to reveal it. But thanks to technical details, the police contacted the other accused to arrest them and find a scam behind the fake,” a police officer said.
A case has been registered at Manpada Police Station under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 511 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
The police investigation revealed that the accused used to collect the bank details and accounts of a businessman and a well-known person. “They used to secure the details through an accu, named Bhavesh. They would get the account number, balance, signature of account holder, photo and other details. Then they used to get a blank check. With the help of a printout and a laptop used to edit the number of the check. He then used it to deposit it in the bank to get the cash” , said a policeman from the Manpada police station.
During the investigation, the police discovered that the accused had 3 cases in Gujarat, one in Tamil Nadu and one in Karnataka.
JD. Additionally, Deputy Commissioner of Police Dombivli confirmed the eight arrests and said the team seized a laptop, printer, mobile phone and three bogies of cheques, worth a total of Rs 1 .22 lakhs.
However, the police asked the banks to keep track of this suspicious person. Also, if a person comes to deposit a check for a large amount. “If they discover foul play, they must report it to the police,” one officer said.
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Posted: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10:26 PM IST