The Delhi police has arrested a man who has been allegedly cheating nationalised banks in Delhi-NCR since 2013.
Accused identified as Amit Verma, 38, was wanted in eight cases of cheating registered with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and two with the Delhi Police's Economic Offense Wing. So far, he had duped nationalised banks to the tune of Rs. 50 crore.
During a press conference, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ram Gopal Naik said, "According to our sources, Amit Verma was arrested from Shakarpur, based on a tip-off. He was wanted in eight cases of cheating registered with the CBI and two with the Delhi Police's Economic Offense Wing. The man has been declared a proclaimed offender and Non-Bailable Warrants (NBW) were issued against him in six cases of the CBI."
Naik further said that Amit was part of a syndicate which had been cheating nationalised banks since 2013. "In this matter, four out of five culprits have already been arrested. Amit and his friends Nitin Arora and his wife Ishita Arora along with Sandeep Khera and Vinod Arora used to prepare forged documents of flats and plots which were already mortgaged with different banks. They used to seek loans with those documents, hence duping the bank," Naik added.
The police further stated that Amit was absconding for the last two years.
Further explaining as to how the cheating plan was executed by the accused and his friends, Naik said, "Amit and his friends took loans from many banks, including Bank of Maharashtra in Noida. Later, when the group did not pay loan installments, bank officials personally visited the site and were shocked to know that other banks too have pasted notices on the same".
Naik further noted that Nitin was arrested in 2015 while his wife Ishita is also in jail.