A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly posing as a direct sales agent of a leading private bank and duping several people on the pretext of opening bank accounts and sanctioning home loans.

Churiwalan resident N. Sahar had lodged a complaint with the police on October 28 saying that her mother was duped of Rs.25,000 in the name of opening a bank account in a private bank.

Ms. Sahar told the police that she and her mother had gone to a private bank in Chawari Bazar on October 8 where they met a man who introduced himself as Dinesh Kumar Singhania.

Dinesh showed an identity card claiming to be the bank’s employee and offered to open the elderly woman’s bank account.

Since the woman was not carrying the requisite documents, the accused offered to come to their residence to collect the same.

On October 11, he came to the complainant’s residence along with one Imran and demanded Rs.11,000 as the initial deposit after completing the formalities for opening the account.

The duo lured the elderly woman into opening a fixed deposit account and took another Rs.14,000.

When there was no response for a couple of days, the complainant approached the bank and found that her mother was duped.

The accused was arrested on January 5 and revealed that his name was Ranjeet Kumar.

He purportedly confessed to having cheated several people by employing the same modus operandi. Several fake identity cards and other incriminating material has been seized, the police said.

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