Twelve people, including bank employees, have been arrested for trying to draw large sums from a high-value NRI account.
Three HDFC Bank employees are among 12 people arrested by the Delhi Police for fraudulently obtaining cheque books and attempting to withdraw large sums of money from a very high value Non-Resident Indian Bank account.
The police has recovered the cheque books for the account, which is held by a resident of US.
After busting the racket, the Cyber Crime Unit of Delhi Police found that the gang had made more than 60 attempts at on-line transactions on the account. An Indian mobile number identical to the account holder’s register US number was also obtained by the group.
Police arrested 12 people after conducting a number of raids across Delhi, UP and Haryana. Two cases of earlier attempts at withdrawal from this account were alos registered in UP and Punjab.
Interrogations have revealed that the person who hatched the plot came to know about the high value of the account and, with the help of an HDFC employee, got hold of a cheque book for the account. Investigations reveal that the bank employee was assured of Rs 15 lakh in insurance products sale and promised Rs 10 lakh as cash reward.
The gang leader then gave the cheques to other members to attempt withdrawals from the account, in connivance with the ban employees, who attempted to change the phone number on the account to facilitate on-line withdrawals.
Investigations are still in progress, according to Delhi Police.