A peculiar case of defrauding Canara Bank with Rs 30 lakh has come to the fore under Sitabuldi police station. Interestingly, the forgery was allegedly done in the name of buying a BMW car. Sitabuldi police have registered an offence against accused Suraj Thakre and Mandhan Motors Company, which actually does not exist, upon the complaint of bank manager Padujpurti Chandrashekhar.
The fraud has been reportedly committed during the period between September 5, 2013 and December 14, 2014. Police sources said the bank manager Padujpurti Chandrashekhar, 54, resident of Shruti Apartments, KT Nagar on Katol Raod informed that the accused Suraj Thakre and Mandhan Motors Company has forged with Canara Bank. As per the complaint lodged by him, Thakre got the loan of Rs 30 lakh approved from Canara Bank branch located at modi no. 3 in Sitabuldi. The accused made a demand draft of Rs 30 lakh in the name of Mandhan Motors, which was handed over to Thakre. Neither Suraj bought the car, nor did he pay back the loan.
When Nagpur Today called at Sitabuldi police, the sub-inspector Chopde informed that police have registered the case against the accused under section 408, 420 and 109, IPC.
Police sources however came up with interesting information which revealed that there is no such showroom of BMW by the name of Mandhan Motors in the city. Interestingly, the BMW’s showroom in city is owned by Munish Motors headed by Prashant Mandhan, the similar surname which has been used in fake name of showroom.
Munish Motors is the dealer of BMW cars in city having its outlets in multiple cities including Raipur.
Police are trying to bring about more leads in the case.