The Times Of India on Tuesday said it had identified six cases where fake accounts of clerics, religious orders, religious leaders and senior bureaucrats were being used to defraud banks and government departments.
The newspaper also said it has received a complaint from a bank that it has not received any deposits of Rs 1 crore from fake accounts in the last three months.
The news comes after several news portals reported on the use of fake accounts to deface buildings and vandalise houses.
Earlier in the month, The Times claimed to have identified eight such cases in a three-month period.
“We have identified four cases of fake account defacement, one case of bank defacement and one case in which the accused has allegedly used fake account to defray the expenses of the complainant’s house,” the paper said.
The article also said there are reports of fake bank accounts being used by the criminals.
The Times said it was unable to confirm the identities of the alleged defaulters.
In a statement, the police said the bank has registered a case against four individuals who have allegedly defaced bank premises.