Punjab and Sind Bank fraud case: Two more files seized by EOW

The Economic Offense Wing (EOW) of the UT police seized two more files in the Punjab and Sind Bank fraud case. After checking the address given by the three accused in the files, the EOW officials said that the addresses were non-existent.

The two files that were added on Tuesday to the 114 files seized earlier were of vehicle loan. Inspector S P S Sondhi of the EOW said, "We suspect that there are more files with more types of loans. All the addresses given by the accused in the documents do not exist".

According to police officials, Rajinder Singh Kalsi, the manager of the Sector-24 branch of the bank, had made a lot of money since he had joined the branch in 2011. The EOW made three teams of police officials who went in search of the addresses given by Kalsi and co-accused Karan Thakur and Pradeep Goel.

"Till Monday, we had seized 114 files. If we calculate, there are 114 accused of posing as people for loans and 114 who posed as guarantees. This makes 228 people. Many loans are on the names of couples. There will be approximately 300 accused of the crime," Sondhi said. He also added that the three had taken loan against fake addresses spreading from Balongi to Dera Bassi, the entire Punjab belt surrounding Chandigarh. Also, all the people who had signed the documents will be equally accused in the case. Those who had posed as people seeking loan are being identified by the EOW.

Officials said that they suspected the people were well known to the accused, belonging to the Tricity and nearby areas.

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