A 39-year-old woman was duped to the tune of Rs 8 lakh by four tricksters on the pretext of providing Rs 1 crore bank policy. The accused have been identified as Rahul Sharma, Vijay Desai, Pankaj Bhatia and Vikas Sasodia. The fraud was committed during the period from September 13, 2013 and June 2, 2014.
Julinayan Joy Leev, a resident of Balaji Mason’s Apartment, Abhay Nagar, stated in her complaint to Ajni police that she received a phone from accused and informed her since was an SBI Bank Premier client, she was offered another policy. She was told that she would receive a bonus of Rs 1.82 lakh. The accused then told her that for the bonus, she would have to make a contract with ING Vaishya Insurance Company. According to the contract, Julinayan had to take a policy of Rs 43,625. The accused told the money will be refunded within 90 days. Later, she received two policies.
The accused later asked Julinayan to deposit an amount of Rs 1.50 lakh. She sent a cheque of Rs 1.50 lakh but the accused cancelled the cheque and asked her to deposit cash. The accused assured her that she would get Rs 1 crore for her policies from Reliance and ING Vaishya Company. Likewise, the accused, on regular intervals, took Rs 8 lakh from her.
To gain her trust, the accused sent her a cheque of Rs 22 lakh. When Julinayan deposited the cheque in the bank, she was shocked when it bounced. On being enquired about the same, the accused started makes lame excuses which confirmed her suspicion of being cheated.
On the basis of the complaint by Julinayan, Ajni police registered an offence under Sections 419, 420 and 34 of the IPC against the four accused.