Nagpur: A con woman systematically cheated a nationalized bank to the tune of Rs 5 lakh by preparing bogus documents and later negotiating a double deal. The accused swindler not only defrauded the bank but also cheated the Regional Transport Office (RTO) by submitting the fake documents as genuine.
The accused woman Sonal Suraj Thakre (31), resident of Plot No. 101, Sai Shraddha Apartment, Samajbhushan Society, Manish Nagar, Nagpur, procured a loan of Rs 5,81,000 from State Bank of India, Ramdaspeth Branch, for purchase of new Maroti Swift car. The accused woman had taken the loan from SBI on 4.7.2012.
However, instead of returning the loan in full the con woman Sonal Thakre prepared bogus documents showing full return of the loan to the bank and later submitted the fake documents to RTO as genuine. After submitting the bogus documents, the accused woman got the Bank’s hypothecation cancelled and sold the Maroti Swift car to a man identified as Abdul Gani. Out of the loan amount Sonal returned Rs 1,96,648 to the bank but systematically cheated the bank to the tune of Rs 4,97,538 plus interest. When the SBI came to know of the double deal of the accused woman, the Branch Manager Narendra Balwant Bavangade lodged a complaint with Sitabuldi Police Station in this connection.
API Raut, acting on the complaint, booked the accused woman Sonal Suraj Thakre under Sections 420, 465, 468, 471 of the IPC and investigating the matter further.