Two persons from Delhi were arrested on Thursday for an insurance scam in which they duped a person of around Rs. 2 lakh.
Sangrur senior superintendent of police (SSP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu said that on Wednesday they arrested Delhi-based Harish Kumar and Ankit Kumar while withdrawing money from the State bank of Patiala (SBoP) at Dilshad Garden in New Delhi.
According to the SSP, Tejbhanu Prakash Garg of Sangrur complained to the police that in July he got a call from a person in Delhi who claimed that he had a cheque of Rs. 4.8 lakh for the insurance policy which Garg had bought from Bajaj Allianz. The man asked Garg to deposit Rs. 99,900 as tax at a bank account in SBoP, Delhi. After doing as he was told, a few days later Garg got another call asking him to deposit the same amount again, failing which he would not get the cheque.
After Garg deposited the money, he again got a call from Mumbai asking him to deposit Rs. 50,000 more. Garg then approached the district police.
After investigation, the police froze the account and on August 13, when Harish and Ankit tried withdrawing money from the account, the police caught them.
It was found that the joint account was opened in the name of Ahentic Club Noida and a total of Rs. 31 lakh had been deposited of which Rs. 28 lakh had been withdrawn.
The SSP said that the accused would be produced at the court to seek their police remand for further interrogation.