A Kurla businessman lodged a complaint of cheating, on Wednesday, at the VB Nagar police station.
Yunus Patel (40) claimed that on May 25, Rajesh Yadav, a man identifying himself as an ICICI Bank executive approached him to collect the Easy Monthly Installment (EMI) for his motorbike loan.
“After checking his identity card I handed him Rs 10,070 as EMI,” said Patel.
Rajesh’s identity card fell from his pocket , which Patel kept with himself to return to the bank.
Patel owns a restaurant in Kurla and a filtered water distribution agency.
On May 26, another man approached him asking him to pay the installment, said Patel.
“I was shocked. I showed the receipt to the bank executive to prove that I had already paid the instalment a day earlier to one Rajesh,” added the complainant. Rajesh’s mobile was switched off.
The bank executive then told the complainant he had been cheated by the man who impersonated himself as the bank executive.
Patel said he lodged a complaint with ICICI Bank the same day.
The bank authorities accepted that it was a case of fraud but did not take any action for over a month.
Patel was later informed by the bank officials that they have lodged a similar complaint at the Andheri police station in which at least four people have been arrested.
“However, when I went to Andheri police station, I did not see Rajesh among the accused”. Patel then approached VB Nagar police station.
“We are investigating the allegations,” said A Tambe, police sub-inspector of the VB Nagar police station.