Bank executive takes to forgery to pursue IAS dream

Bank executive takes to forgery to pursue IAS dream


A 28-year-old bank executive has been arrested for reportedly making fake government seals and documents to help people avail bank loans.

The suspect Girish H N is a native of Kunigal and a resident of Srigandhakaval near Bangalore University, the police said.

Though the suspect was operating in the city over the past three years, the racket came to light when a revenue officer from RR Nagar verified the documents which he had received from a bank. He found them to be forged.

Based on his complaint, the Annapoorneshwari Nagar police took up a case and tracked Girish.

During the search, the police also recovered as many as 290 rubber stamps belonging to various departments of the government and also a machine worth Rs 7.7 lakh to make the rubber stamps.

Girish told the police that he wanted to become an IAS officer and got involved in the racket in order to arrange money for the coaching class, said Ravi D Chennannavar, DCP west.

According to the police, Girish was a commerce graduate from Tumakuru and had come to Bengaluru in 2011 in search of a job. He attended many competitive exams unsuccessfully and later joined a private bank as document collection executive, the police added.

In 2015, Girish came across an applicant who desperately wanted tax receipt to apply for a loan. Girish assured to help him and called his friend Irfan Khan, who introduced him to Bhaskar from Laggere, who was creating fake documents.

Girish approached Bhaskar and got the fake tax receipt with which he helped the man get the loan and in turn received a huge sum as a reward.

Considering this as a lucrative job, Girish began to create fake documents to whoever approached him.

Meanwhile, Peenya police arrested Bhaskar in a forgery case and sent him to jail.

Girish then purchased a second-hand machine and began to make rubber stamps of BBMP, revenue and other government departments. He would also create fake documents and forge the signature of the officials to submit the documents to the banks, the officer said.