Private Bank Loses Lakhs After Being Scammed by Six People

Bank reported a loss of INR 26 lakhs

Private Bank Loses Lakhs After Being Scammed by Six People

Six individuals have been implicated in a fraud case involving BKC's Private Bank branch. They reportedly used fake documents to secure online loans amounting to INR 26 lakh. The accused have no known familial ties and even went through a video KYC process. 

The scam came to light when Pramod Ameta, a vice president and regional bank manager of the Risk Containment Unit, was alerted on March 20 about multiple online personal loan applications. He started an investigation after having some doubts about the applicants' information.

Upon further examination, Ameta found discrepancies between the information given by the accused and the information in the records of the Income Tax Department. The PAN card details linked to the Aadhar cards were inconsistent. 

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While the identities of the accused matched the I-T records, their residences, photographs, and the provided PAN cards were fraudulent. Some even filed fake documents to open a bank account. None of the accused have repaid their loans.

As per sources, the accused were identified as Abhishek Agarwal, Amit Kumar Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Varun Sharma, Darshan Singh, and Vivek Singh. They borrowed amounts of INR 4.59 lakh, INR 4.59 lakh, INR 2.5 lakh, INR 5 lakh, INR 5 lakh, and INR 5 lakh, respectively. The last three accused even used the same counterfeit documents to open savings accounts.

A case is filed against them under sections 419, 420, and 465 of the Indian Penal Code, in addition to provisions of the Information Technology Act. These sections are under the laws for cheating by personation, cheating, and forgery, respectively.

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