Nearly five years after a woman lost Rs 1.9 crore from her bank accounts, the police have arrested three people for the fraud. The money, however, has not yet been recovered.
Delhi residents Virender Kumar, Sanjay Kumar and Suraj Bhan were arrested earlier this week for stealing cheque books and withdrawing money from the bank accounts of Malviya Nagar resident Renu Lalwani in 2008.
The incident occurred soon after Lalwani sold her property for Rs 3.46 crore in 2008. She bought another property for Rs 1.25 crore and deposited the rest of the amount in her bank accounts with Allahabad Bank and Axis Bank. When she later went to the bank to withdraw the money, she found that Rs 1 crore had been fraudulently withdrawn from her Allahabad Bank account through two cheques. Similarly, an amount of Rs 90 lakh had been withdrawn using cheques from the Axis Bank account.
“She immediately filed a case and after detailed investigation of bank accounts, the police zeroed in on suspects, obtained non-bailable warrants against them and arrested them,” said additional deputy commissioner of police (EOW) Mangesh Kashyap.