Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Three young men have been arrested by the North Delhi police for allegedly getting motorcycles financed through banks by using forged documents. The police claim to have seized two motorcycles from them.

Acting on a tip-off that a person involved in cheating banks would come at Ritz Cinema in Kashmere Gate on Saturday, a police team laid a trap and arrested him. He was identified as Kunal Singh. The police seized from him a motorcycle which he had allegedly got financed through a bank in 2006 on the basis of fake identity and residence proof. During interrogation, Kunal disclosed that he belonged to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. He came to the Capital three years ago and started working as a verification agent with the Pushp Vihar branch of a multinational bank. He and his two other colleagues Mahesh and Mukesh -- who used to get meagre salaries -- allegedly conspired to get vehicles financed on forged papers. The accused would never repay the loan and dispose of the motorcycles in other States.

The police have also arrested Mukesh and Mahesh and seized a motorcycle from them. Efforts are on to trace nine other motorcycles that were disposed of by the accused.