Bhopal. A fraud of Rs 4.32 crore by pledging fake gold has been revealed in ICICI Bank of Bhopal. The Crime Branch has registered an FIR against 17 people including four bank officials involved in the fraud. Four accused have also been arrested. The matter pertains to the Kolar Road branch of ICICI Bank, Bhopal.
Cheated by keeping fake gold in 36 accounts
When Kolar police station started investigation after receiving the complaint, the matter was found to be true. After this the case was handed over to the Crime Branch. When the Crime Branch investigated at its level, it was found that four officers and employees of the bank, along with three goldsmiths, had caused a loss of more than Rs 4 crore 32 lakh to the bank by pledging fake gold in 36 accounts of 10 customers. Out of these, 22 accounts were found in which fake gold was pledged, while in 14 accounts, gold loan was sanctioned without the gold being pledged.
Know how the fraud was carried out after collusion
According to the police, ICICI Bank’s regional head Kanchan Rajdev and area manager Bhanu Umre had complained about the matter to the Kolar police station. It was told in the complaint that during the surprise inspection and audit of the bank’s Kolar Road branch, it was revealed that with the connivance of the bank’s officers, employees and the authorized goldsmith who evaluated the gold, the suspected customers had mortgaged fake gold in the bank and took away Rs 4 crore 32 lakh. The bank has been hit.
FIR lodged against them, four arrested
A crime has been registered against ICICI Bank branch manager Amit Peter, Deputy Branch Manager Deeksha Meena, Sales Manager Saurabh Khare, Relationship Manager Pawan Sen, Sonar Ram Krishna, Sonar Rakesh Soni, Sonar Rakesh Soni, Sonar Jagdish Kumar Soni of ICICI Bank located at Kolar Road, Bhopal. . Customers of Bank Branch Kolar Road Bhopal (Gold Loan Account Holder) Mohammad Umar Farooq Khan, Shobhit Kumar Jain, Himanshu Malviya, Akshay Kumar Jain, Karan Singh, Shakti Singh Tomar, Meena Sharma husband Santoshilal Sharma, Ankit Srivastava, Ravi Gupta and Arun Sharma. A case has been registered against. The Crime Branch has arrested Sonar Rakesh Soni, Sonar Jagdish Kumar Soni, Shabhit Kumar Jain and Arun Sharma in the case.