The police have arrested three persons, including a woman, on charges of fraudulently obtaining loans to the tune of Rs 9 lakh from the State Bank of India.
The police said that two years ago, the trio had approached the Defence Colony branch of the bank and obtained the loan by representing themselves as the employees of a multinational company.
The police registered a case of cheating, impersonation and criminal conspiracy following a complaint by the bank manager, Mukesh Goyal. The accused have been identified as Rajiv Singh, Aparna Singh and Anshuman Tiwari.
The police said each of them availed a loan of Rs 3 lakh. “When the bank officials reached the office for verification, an accounts manager, Rajesh Tiwari, also gave an undertaking that these three men are the employees of an MNC,” said a senior police officer.
Bank officials said when the trio stopped paying instalments, they had approached the head office of the company in Connaught Place. That’s when the bank officials learnt about the fraud. The trio was arrested from East Delhi three days ago.
The police said they would contact the MNC firm again to interrogate the official who fraudulently gave an undertaking. Rajiv and Anshuman have been sent to police custody while Aparna is in judicial custody.