Two held for procuring credit cards at fake addresses



New Delhi: Two youths, who allegedly procured credit cards including one of a senior Intelligence Bureau (IB) official at fake addresses, were arrested here, police said Friday.

The arrested were identified as Deepak Kumar (20), a degree student through correspondence, and Monu (22), a graduate, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) N S Bundela said.

They were arrested on a complaint filed by Gopal Krishnan, Assistant Director in Intelligence Bureau. Besides Kumar and Monu, another person, Anoop, is also allegedly involved in the case and absconding.

Krishnan approached police after City Bank informed him that his credit card address has been changed. Though the official informed the bank to cancel his application, the accused managed to get the credit card issued in his name.

The accused used to work as field boys in ICICI Bank in Karol Bagh in 2008. Their job was to collect documents from clients for issuance of credit cards. They used to get Rs 200 per client from the bank once the card was issued.

"They used to track the issuance of card. In mid-2008, they left the job. Monu used to collect the photocopy of client details through other field boys and used to hand it over to Kumar," Bundela said.

Kumar allegedly used to create fake identity cards and would send a request to the bank for change of address and contact number. He also used to call customer care for the status of credit card and urgent delivery of the same and will obtain the details of the courier, he said.

"Kumar used to receive the credit card through courier and Anoop used to get it swapped from various shops. They also used to withdraw cash. They have admitted that they have swapped cards worth around Rs ten lakh," he added.

PTI