MUMBAI: A chartered accountant (CA) and her three accomplices were arrested by the MIDC police after they applied for loans against the same house from two banks. Anita Chaudhary, Anil Shelar, Shrisheila Sandimantri and Suresh Joshi have been booked on charges of cheating and forgery.
Chaudhary, a chartered accountant, had applied for a loan to buy a house which she already owned. She got the loan by submitting forged documents that were prepared by accomplices.
“Chaudhary submitted all necessary documents required for getting a home loan to the bank’s MIDC, Andheri (East), branch. A loan of Rs 77 lakh was sanctioned for the flat in Kandivli. When the loan was disbursed, the accused opened a bogus account in a bank at Marine Drive and withdrew the money. Later, the four split the money between themselves,” a police official said.
The MIDC bank’s vigilance department soon found that Chaudhary had already taken a loan for the same flat from another bank by producing original documents.
The four were arrested on the basis of a complaint by the bank. They were produced before a metropolitan court which remanded them to judicial custody.