PANAJI: Dharwad native who had cheated two banks in Goa last year to the tune of Rs 7 lakh was nabbed from Bangalore in a joint action by Goa and Karnataka police.
The accused identified as 32-year-old Deelip Rajagauda has defrauded 5 banks in Goa & Karnataka to the tune of Rs 72 lakhs. PNB Bank Manager had filed complaint against him at Porvorim police station last year.
Mechanical engineer by profession, Deelip used to take invoices from car companies on different names and submit the same to the banks by changing car company account number to his own account number.
The unsuspecting bank would transfer the money to his account number assuming that they were transferring the money to the car company.
Deelip had created multiple account numbers using the data and documents of deceased people. He had laid his hands on personal data and documents while he was working with 2 insurance companies prior to 2019.
During investigation it was revealed that the accused person had used identity proofs of dead persons from Karnataka.
Further investigation reevaled that the accused person had sold the said car to another person at Belgavi, Karnataka through Car24 store and the said car was seized from Belgavi.
The accused person was on the run and had committed similar crimes in various parts of Karnataka.
Finally with the assistance of Karnataka Police the accused person was nabbed in Bengaluru by Karnataka police and further a team of Goa Police brought the accused person to Goa and placed under arrest.
The accused person has also cheated Indian Overseas Bank, Porvorim Branch with similar modus operandi by submitting fake documents and a second FIR is also registered vide Porvorim Police Station Cr. No. 71/2023 u/s 419, 468, 471, 420 R/w 34 IPC.
The accused person is highly qualified and has completed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering.
Police have obtained remand for four days and are also in process of arresting his wife who has been identified as Mr. Priti Manjunath N/o Dharwad, Karnataka.