Three take bank for a ride

Three take bank for a ride

Delhi Police have arrested three men from Ghaziabad for duping HDFC Bank to the tune of Rs 32 lakh by using false and fabricated identity documents to procure car loans.

Two cars, which were financed fraudulently, have also been recovered from Aditya Gupta, 31, Harender Chaudhary, 29, and Ashutosh Rana, 31.

The action was taken over a complaint by Gurpinder Singh Modi of HDFC Bank at IP Estate police station.

“Gurpinder had alleged that men named Virender had cheated the bank and secured seven car loans under different fake names and addresses,” said Devesh Chandra Srivastva, additional commissioner of police (central).

In all loan documents, the name of Virender with different surnames was used. The scam came to the notice of bank officials only when they sought repayment of loan and found that the men named in the documents did not exist.

On this, a case of cheating, forgery was registered at Indraprastha Estate police station and an investigation taken up.

During investigation, a Hyundai Verna car purchased through the bank was traced and recovered from one Varun Kumar. On sustained interrogation, Varun told police that he had purchased the car from Aditya and Harender by paying Rs 5 lakh.

“They were later traced and arrested from Ghaziabad,” Srivastva said.

The duo confessed that they, along with Ashutosh and one Amit Gupta, had got four Hyundai Verna cars, a Maruti Swift car and two motorcycles financed from HDFC Bank on fake names and addresses.

On their disclosure, Ashutosh was also arrested from Ghaziabad and a Swift car was recovered from his possession.

Efforts are on to apprehend Amit, who is the mastermind.

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