MP: Fraudsters take over Rs 1 cr loan on documents of DGP’s gunman

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2016 21:28 IST
The victim had taken a personal loan of Rs 2 lakh in the year 2013 from State Bank of India, TT Nagar branch. (Representative photo )

Crime branch officials of the city, registered a case of fraud against unknown fraudsters for taking loans of more Rs 1.17 crore by submitting documents of a police constable on Friday in Bhopal.

The victim identified as Prakash Singh is deployed as the gunman of director general of police (DGP) Surendra Sinh.

According to the crime branch police officials, the victim had taken a personal loan of Rs 2 lakh in the year 2013 from State Bank of India (SBI), TT Nagar branch. After repaying the loan, he applied for another loan in the same bank.

On viewing his application, when the bank officials checked his credit information from Credit Information Bureau Limited (a service availed by banks to check whether there are other loans under the name of loan-applicant or not), it was found that there are loans of Rs 1.17 crore on his name from eight different banks and finance institutions.

When the SBI officials informed him about the loans taken under his name, the victim denied taking any such loans and said that he had never applied for a loan of such a hefty amount. He told bank officials that his documents have been illegally used by unknown fraudsters for taking loan on his name after which he lodged a complaint against the unknown accused at crime branch police station on Friday.

“The police have registered a case against the unknown accused of fraud under section 420 of IPC and investigations are on to nab them. It is also not ruling out the involvement of bank officials in the fraud and will soon question them in the case that how the documents of the victim were used to avail loan from different financial institutions and banks without his knowledge”, said Shailendra Singh Chauhan, additional superintendent of police, Crime.

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