Delhi: 3 held for cheating hundreds of bank customers with fake IDs, stolen customer data

Three men, including an employee of a leading private bank, were arrested from Delhi’s Rohini for allegedly cheating hundreds of bank account holders by re-issuing SIM cards on fake IDs, using stolen customer data from the bank.

The police identified the accused, who were arrested on Monday, as Rohini residents Kapil (28), Sunny Kumar Singh (27) and Pavin Ramesh (21), and said that a fourth accused, Rakesh, was absconding. Police added that Sunny, who worked at the bank, was also involved in a theft case.

According to DCP(North) Sagar Singh Kalsi, a complainant, Ajeesh, approached the cyber police station in Delhi’s North district saying that he had received messages stating that his SIM card had been reissued and another regarding a password change of his e-mail ID. “The complainant then found his SIM inactive and was informed at a store that it had been reissued a few days prior. When he checked his bank account statement, he discovered that someone had taken a loan of Rs 11 lakh and transferred Rs 1 lakh to another account,” DCP Kalsi said.

Police said that an FIR was registered on May 7 under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC.

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Police said that the SIM card of the complainant had been reissued in Jain Nagar in Rohini’s Karala. They added that after analysis of the money trail and call records, raids were conducted in Jain Nagar, leading to the…

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