3 held for duping banks of ₹10 crore using KYC info

Nabbed by UP Police Special Task Force

With the arrest of three men, the Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday claimed to have busted a gang involved in defrauding banks to the tune of ₹10 crore after obtaining credit cards using fake documents.

The gang, which was active in Delhi NCR, had illegally obtained KYC (Know Your Customer) information like Aadhaar and PAN card details of several individuals. They were nabbed on Saturday night by Special Task Force (STF) of UP police, said officers.

A case was registered at Noida’s Sector 24 police station in the first week of March in which the complainant said his KYC, which he never gave, was used for issuing a credit card from SBI. The Noida unit of the STF was handed over the probe as several other similar complaints involving various banks came to the fore, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajkumar Mishra.

“The Noida unit of the STF tracked down the gang in Delhi. On Saturday, they called a lead suspect for questioning. Based on credible evidence of his involvement, he was arrested and later his two gang members were picked up from Delhi,” Mr. Mishra said. The accused have been identified as gang’s Bhupendra Soni, and his accomplices Teerath Rathore and Chandra Prakash, he said.

The officer said they recovered 23 credit cards, 13 debit cards, nine mobile phones, over 50 credit card application forms, personal details like Aadhaar and PAN of several individuals, photocopies of multiple credit cards, among others.

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