Four Haryana men booked for duping Ludhiana man of Rs 28.45 lakh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2016 15:10 IST
A Ludhiana resident accused the men of withdrawing Rs 28.45 lakh from his account by using fake signature on a cheque. (Representative image )

A case has been registered against four people from Haryana, after a city resident accused them of withdrawing Rs 28.45 lakh from his account, by using fake signature on a cheque.

In his complaint, victim Jasbir Singh Bhogal of Haibowal, who is an advocate, stated that he has a bank account in Punjab and Sind Bank, Kailash Chowk. The accused, who have been identified as Brajpal, Narinder Kumar, Mohit Kamboj and Jatinder Jogi of Karnal, are on the run.

Assistant sub-inspector of Division No 4 police station, Mukhtiyar Singh said a case has been registered under Section 420 (fraud), 120- B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and added that police were investigating the matter. He said a team will be sent to Karnal to know about whereabouts of the accused.

Woman duped of Rs 1.47 lakh

In another case, a woman has alleged that Rs 1.47 lakh were withdrawn from her account through fraudulent means.

Victim Amita Rani of Ashok Nagar has stated in her complaint to the police commissioner that on June 27, her son Karan Talwar withdrew Rs 10,000 from her Punjab National Bank account and Rs 20,000 from Bank of India account at PNB’s branch at Bharat Nagar Chowk.

Later, Rs 57,000 that was the remaining balance in Punjab National Bank account and Rs 90,000 in the Bank of India account was also withdrawn.

In the CCTV footage checked by bank officials, two unidentified men can be seen putting a device near the card slot, after which they left the ATM.

After Amita’s son withdrew money using both the cards, the two men came back and removed the device from the machine. Amita alleges that details of her cards were copied by the device that was put by the miscreants.

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