Delhi Police Nabs Crooks For Forging Nirmala Sitharam's Signature, Duping 3000 People
The fraudsters were involved in cheating people posing as officials from the Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Bank of India, and the Insurance Regulatory and the Development Authority (IRDA).
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police's Special Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) Unit, on Wednesday, arrested four people for duping approximately 3000 people across North India Region.
The police busted this high-profile cheating racket where the fraudsters were involved in cheating people posing as officials from the Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Bank of India, and the Insurance Regulatory and the Development Authority (IRDA). The gang is also accused of preparing forged documents of Ministry of Finance bearing signature of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman , SMN Swamy, Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India and IRDA's Bima Lokpal and various Life Insurance companies. Along with the four accused the police have also arrested the kingpin of the racket.
In order to lure and deceive trusting insurance policy holders, the accused allegedly utilised the information from insurance firms and targeted the victims by sending counterfeit documents and forged checks, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (IFSO Unit), Prashant Gautam.
The DCP reports that the office of the Commissioner of Police (CP), Delhi, got a reference about financial fraud, impersonation, and the use of counterfeit documents in the name of the Ministry of Finance.
The reference was immediately designated to the Special Cell's IFSO unit due to the seriousness of the offence. Along with the reference, a phoney letter bearing the Finance Minister's signature and issued in the name of the Ministry of Finance was also included. The CP office has received a few additional complaints of a similar nature for investigation.
Mehtab Alam, 33, a native of Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, Sartaj Khan, 31, a resident of New Mustafabad, Delhi, Mohammad Junaid, 29, a sibling of Sartaj Khan, and Deen Mohammad have been named as the accused (27).
With their arrest, the team was able to seize one laptop that was used to create forged documents, seven mobile phones, three email addresses, a domain name, a data sheet of insurance policy holders that contained information on potential victims in the future, an alleged bank account or ATM card that was used to receive money, and email conversations with the victims.