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Duo held for using fake documents to take loans

FPJ Bureau | Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:36 PM IST

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Used social media to prepare fake ID documents of their victims

BHOPAL : A crime branch team nabbed an agent of an insurance company and his accomplice who used fake identity documents of others to fraudulently take loan in their names to buy costly items. They also used social media to prepare fake ID documents of their victims. Their misdeeds came to light when a youth seeking loan came to know that already a loan was already taken in his name without his knowledge to buy a costly mobile handset.

According to crime branch sources, victim Prateek Rastogi filed a case that his name has been used to take loan for a mobile phone worth Rs 50 thousand by a miscreant. Then crime branch with the help of IME number of the cell phone caught Vikas Dubey, son of Vijay Dubey, resident of Nehru Nagar and Amit Mehndiratta, son of Surjeet Kumar, resident of Arera Colony. The arrested accused confessed to cheating Prateek and others during interrogation.

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According to cops, 32-year-old, Vikas works with Kotak Mahindra finance company. He had sought a loan from Bajaj finance to buy a mobile phone in the name of his wife Rakhi. He observed process of Bajaj Finance and found that the company issue loans without much formality. He decided to fleece the finance company using high techniques with the help of his friend 33-year-old Amit Mehndiratta.

They came across Prateek Rastogi on facebook and prepared his fake ID card to get Aadhar Card and PAN card from a dealer, through which they took loan from Bajaj Finance in the name of Rastogi to buy a Samsung mobile phone worth Rs 50 thousand. Later they also sought loans to buy furniture, mobile phones and other costly electronic equipment. This fraudulence came to knowledge of Rastogi when he went to a shop to buy a mobile phone for credit. The dealer told him that a Samsung mobile phone was already financed in his name. Later he filed a complaint and the cops held Dubey and Mehndiratta after a thorough investigation into the case.

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Published on: Thursday, March 03, 2016, 12:24 AM IST