Lucknow: Ten members of a gang, including two lawyers, have been arrested for allegedly withdrawing money from various bank accounts through forged cheques, police said here on Thursday.

The accused were arrested on Wednesday and a number of cheques, 14 cell phones, 12 computers and 20 ATM cards of different banks were recovered from their possession, they said.

Those arrested have been identified as Prashant Yadav, Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Harpal Singh, Mohammad Iqbal, Dilip Singh, Deepak Singh, Jitendra Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Rajendra Maurya and Manish Kumar Singh, police said.

While Harpal and Ashish are lawyers, two others, Prashant and Iqbal, are computer experts who purportedly prepared the forged cheques.

According to police, the gang prepared the forged cheques with the original serial number and used them to withdraw money from the accounts of companies and individuals.


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