Think twice before you fill up a bank document with somebody else's pen.
The Ghaziabad Police have arrested a member of a gang from Indirapuram in Ghaziabad for cheating people of lakhs of rupees by posing as officials of private banks.
The gang cheated customers by using a ‘magic pen’ to fill up cheques, the police said. Later, the ink would disappear and the gang filled in big amounts.
Three other members, including a woman, are absconding. The police arrested Jitender Pal Singh after complaints by several people of Ghaziabad.
“The gang operated from Malviya Nagar in Delhi and called up people posing as bank employees,” said Circle Officer (IV) Satish Chand.
A woman named Dimpy Dutta called up customers and sent three of her accomplices to their residences to get cheques filled up for loans, opening of accounts, etc.
“The customers were made to sign with a ‘magic pen’ offered by the gang. After receiving the documents, they used to put the negotiable instrument in front of a bulb. The heat evaporated the ink and they later filled in huge amounts,” Chand said.
As per initial investigations, the gang operated in connivance with corrupt bank employees who used to leak details of customers. A case has been registered at Indirapuram.