Delhi Doctor allegedly procures Rs 2.9 crore loan by forging wife's signature, arrested
The doctor used forged KYC documents while filing the loan applications with the NBFC. He also forged the signature of the co applicant on the loan applications, the officer said.
New Delhi: A 58-year-old doctor was arrested by Delhi police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) for availing two loans of Rs. 2.9 crore by allegedly forging his wife's signature and documents, police said on Monday.
The accused is a resident of Sector 5, Vaishali in Uttar Pradesh, they told PTI.
According to the police, a case was lodged on the basis of a complaint from a woman, who alleged that when she applied for a loan for her daughter's higher studies, it was rejected by a national bank on the ground that she had already taken a heavy loan and was a defaulter.
When the woman checked, she came to know that her husband had taken two loans of Rs 1,03,97,767 and Rs 1,85,50,000 from a non-banking financial company (NBFC), citing her as a co-applicant, the police said.
She filed a case in the Delhi High Court's mediation centre in 2018 and four notices were issued to the doctor, but he never came to attend the proceedings, they added.
The Additional deputy commissioner of police (EOW) K Ramesh told Hindustan Times, "A case of cheating and forgery was registered in 2018 on the complaint of the doctor's wife. During the investigation, we verified the allegations and sent the relevant documents and signatures to the forensic lab for authentication. After collecting enough evidence against him, we arrested him. The probe is still on."
During the investigation, it came to light that the signatures of the complainant on both the loan applications were forged. Further verifications from the authorities concerned confirmed that the copies of the PAN and voter identity cards of the complainant were also forged, a senior police officer said.
The accused used forged KYC documents while filing the loan applications with the NBFC. He also forged the signature of the co-applicant on the loan applications, the officer said.
He mortgaged the joint property as collateral security without the consent and knowledge of the second partner for procuring the loans, the police said.
'During further investigation, police apprehended the doctor. The investigation regarding the forgeries, utilisation of funds and the roles of other associates, if any, is in progress,' Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) R K Singh said.
The couple was living separately since 2006, the police said.