Bank cashier arrested for duping senior citizen of Rs 1.88 crore in Pune

He was booked under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating by personation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with Sections 66(d) (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of the Information Technology Act at Mundhwa police station.

pune Updated: May 26, 2018 17:23 IST
HT Correspondent 
HT Correspondent 
Hindustan Times, Pune
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A 45-year-old man was arrested and sent to police custody for duping a senior citizen of close to Rs 1,88,00,000. The man was identified as Niraj Prabhakar Tilak, a resident of Amar park near Lokhande Taleem in Narayan peth. (HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

A 45-year-old man was arrested and sent to police custody for duping a senior citizen of close to Rs 1,88,00,000. The man was identified as Niraj Prabhakar Tilak, a resident of Amar park near Lokhande Taleem in Narayan peth.

Tilak works as a cashier at a local branch of HDFC bank, according to the police.The case in the matter was filed by a 59-year-old resident of Mundhwa who owns a business.

Tilak gained the woman’s trust by offering help with issues relating to her business account. Tilak had linked his email address to the bank account of the complainant.

He had made the complainant woman sign six blank cheques of HDFC, according to her complaint. Starting January 2017, the cashier siphoned off Rs 1,88,00,000 from the woman's bank account and transferred it to his own.

He was booked under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating by personation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with Sections 66(d) (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of the Information Technology Act at Mundhwa police station. The case will be investigated by police inspector Gajanan Pawar of cyber crime cell of Pune police.

First Published: May 26, 2018 17:23 IST