Ranjit Mahanti

THE Shivaji Park in Central Mumbai have arrested two accused who tried to cheat the financial services company of a Reliance Group to the tune of Rs 25 lakh. The conmen trying to obtain home loan by submitting forged documents. The interrogation of the duo revealed that they had earlier duped four banks, including Bank of Baroda and Union Bank of India, to the tune of about Rs 70 lakh over a span of three years.

The addressing a press conference deputy commissioner of police Dhananjay Kulkarni told media that accused identified as Suresh Shinde and Sanjay Parab.

The Reliance Capital Limited, which is a financial services company and part of a Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group had complained that the two submitted fake documents in a bid to avail a home loan of Rs 25 lakh.

The incident occurred on May 6. Shinde approached Reliance capital office in central Mumbai seeking home loan. The company asked him to provide requisite documents to secure the loan. Shinde submitted IT returns, form 16 and pay slips among others but they were found to be fake. Upon company’s request accused reached its office along with his associate Parab on June 10.

The company officials confronted the two saying that the documents they (the accused ) submitted were fake, Kulkarni said adding that, “Shinde then admitted he forged the documents and his associate Parab helped him to do so.”

The company manager Veerbhushan Jagtap immediately notified Shivaji Park police which reached their office and arrested the two accused for trying to cheat the firm, Kulkarni added.

The interrogation of the two has revealed that they managed to cheat four other banks. 20 credit and debit cards, two PAN cards, one fake election card was recovered from the

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