Ahmedabad: A stranger forged bank drafts from a university in Patna in Bihar and a private company in New Delhi valued at Rs 1.15 crore, deposited them with the help of two Angadias and took cash from the Angadias – who were charged in both cases.
Navrangpura Police officers said that a man identified as Mahesh, whose whereabouts are unknown, helped the Angadias – a Vasna Ajay Chauhan, 35, who runs a vegetable shop and a Paldi resident, Vijay Nayak, 30, the a private construction company – and carried out the fraud.
The manager of the private bank with which the two forged checks were deposited filed two FIRs for forgery and forged documents against the two Angadias, whose help the defendant sought.
In the first complaint, Kartikeya Thirunanasamanthan, head of the Indian bank’s Navrangpura branch, said that Chauhan opened an account in his bank branch on March 24, 2021.
He opened the account on behalf of his vegetable company with an address near Geeta Mandir and submitted his Pan and Aadhaar card details.
On April 29, 2021, he deposited a check for Rs 62 lakh issued by a university in Patna, and the money was eventually deposited into Chauhan’s account.
On July 17, 2021, the bank’s zone office in Patna contacted the bank branch in Ahmedabad and announced that someone had withdrawn money with a forged check. The check presented by Chauhan was a forged check that was used to withdraw money, the FIR said.
Likewise, Nayak opened his bank account on December 17, 2020 on behalf of KD Enterprises. On April 23, 2021, a check for Rs. 42.80 lakh made out by a company called TDI Infrastructure of New Delhi was deposited with the bank.
On June 21, 2021, the New Delhi corporate office sent an email to the Ahmedabad office stating that the Delhi company’s transaction was also fraudulent, using forged checks.