Five youths, including two bank employees and a struggling model were arrested in New Delhi for allegedly cheating by withdrawing around Rs 20 lakh using phone banking facility, police said on Sunday.
The arrested have been identified as Amit Chauhan (29), Sunil Grover (21), Raman Preet Singh (26), Ashish Tiwari (24) and Deepak Malik (33), Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said.
Malik is a graduate from Nagpur University who is working in the Preet Vihar branch of ICICI bank as a Branch Sales Manager at a salary of Rs 35,000 per month while Tiwari is an MBA who is also an employed in the same branch.
Singh, son of a retired bank official, is basically a Printer and Photographer while Grover, a struggling model, has earlier been arrested in similar type of bank related cheating case in Shalimar Bagh police station two years ago and remained in jail for two months, police said.
Chauhan is the alleged kingpin of the gang and is the main person who used to put fake signature on the cheque leaf meant for fraudulent transaction and physically went to the bank to withdraw cash. He spent all the money on his paramour in a red light area, they said.
"They used to collect the information of a bank customer by going to them in the guise of a bank official and making them fill personal details in the feedback form. Later they use the same detail to cheat the customer," Dhaliwal said.
The arrests came following investigations into a complaint by one Sidharth Bharadwaj, that someone had fraudulently withdrawn amount Rs 2.95 lacs from his account.