Man behind Bank of Baroda fraud case in police net
IMPHAL, 20th Nov: Police arrested one person involved in Bank of Baroda fraud case. The arrested person has been identified as Sandeep Patel (23) s/o Lalbrat Patel of Chanditara in Maharashtra but currently staying at Navjot Mahila Society, Baramati, Maharashtra.
Producing Sandeep in front of media, SP, Imphal West Jogeshchandra Haobijam said that a report was filed by Manipur University Finance Officer to Singjamei Police complaining that by using fake cheques, Rs 14 lakh had been withdrawn from the MU account at Bank of Baroda MU branch on October 31 in the favour of Patel Real Estate.
Another case was filed by Lamphel Police station when on November 2, it was reported that Rs 33.3 lakh had been withdrawn from the Bank of Baroda, Changangei branch account of one N Tilotama of Sagolband Tera Loukrakpam Leikai in favour of Sandeep Patel by using fake cheques.
Police investigation revealed that the owner of Patel Real Estate is one Sandeep Patel who has an account at Punjab National Bank, Baramati in Maharashtra with account no. 110605017251. Equipped with this fact, Manipur Police contacted Pune Rural SP on November 11 to arrest Sandeep and a team of Manipur Police headed by Addl SP of IW (LO) S Hemanta including SI L Premchand and SI A Amitabh went to Pune.
The team with the help of Baramati City Police Station was able to arrest Sandeep Patel on November 17 from his rented house at Navjot Mahila Society Baramati, Maharashtra. Moreover, some documents were also seized from his residence cum office. During the verification process, police were able to find out that Sandeep was a member of an organised gang whose membership spread all over the nation and that Sandeep has more than 12 bank accounts under his name in different banks located in Baramati. The Manipur Police team with the help of local police also raided various areas of Mumbai, Thane and Baramati in search of Sandeep’s gang members. The team waited at Dadar Railway to capture an associate of Sandeep but was not able to accomplish as the man didn’t turn up. The police also waited two days to capture a gang member involved in brick business in NE India including Imphal at the entrance of Global City, Thane. Upon failure of the plan, the police team raided his residence. It was found that before the police team was able to reach his flat, the man had left for his village in Allahabad. The man had previously served prison sentence in Madhya Pradesh jail for two years for a similar case but was released on bail.
Reports added that the arrest of Sandeep was made possible due to continuous rapport of IG of Manipur Police Zone 1 Clay Khongsai and his counterparts in Maharashtra.
Sandeep was produced in front of CJM, Imphal West and has been remanded to police custody till November 23 for further verification.