Three persons have been arrested for fraudulently withdrawing an amount of around Rs 43 lakh from the bank account of a man who died in 2013, said police, adding that a hunt was on for two more accused.
According to ACP (crime) Rajesh Kumar Chechi, Vedprakash, a resident of Sarai Khwaja, had filed a complaint alleging that unidentified persons had withdrawn an amount of Rs 42.90 lakh from the bank account of his father Srichand, who passed away in 2013.
Srichand had Rs 43 lakh in the account with Oriental Bank of Commerce, Sarai Khwaja branch and had never applied for an ATM card or net banking, said the ACP.
Recently, when Vedprakash went to the bank, he found out that an amount of Rs 42.90 lakh was withdrawn from his father’s account using net banking facility.
He lodged a complaint with the Police Commissioner’s office which forwarded it to the Cyber Cell.
Investigations revealed that the accused had forged the signature of Srichand and applied to the bank for net banking facility for his account. One of them had given his phone number for SMS alerts, said the ACP.
A case was registered last night against Vinay Veer Singh, a resident of Sanjay Colony, Hemant Arya and Bharat Bhushan, residents of Sector 7, Prem and Vinod, residents of Sector 23.
Of the five, Singh, Arya and Bhushan were arrested, the ACP said, adding that a hunt was on for Prem and Vinod.