Call Centre For Loan App Busted By Pune Police, 18 Arrested

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Pune, 30th September 2022: The Pune Cyber Police has busted a gang cheating citizens across the country. Police have busted the call centre located in Bengaluru.

18 accused have been arrested from Maharashtra and Bengaluru. The police have said that thousands of citizens have been cheated through the fraud loan app, and it is directly related to foreigners.

One lakh people across India were going to be cheated. However, Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta has informed that the police have arrested the gang and stopped the big scam.

Swapnil Nagtilak, Shrikrishna Gaikwad, Dheeraj Punekar, Pramod Ran Singh, Mumtaz Kumthe, Samuel Kandial Ibrahim, and Mohammad Maniyat Mohidu have been arrested from different parts of Maharashtra, while 11 accused were arrested from Bengaluru.

The accused would call people who had taken Loan App loans using obscene language, abusive language and threatening messages. The police have said that the call centre is running more than 16 loan application operations. The accused arrested from Maharashtra had a total of 48 mobile handset sim cards, 56 bank accounts, 27 computer and laptop cheque books/passbooks, 30 other company sims, 167 debit cards, 1 Paytm machine, 15 pan cards, 11 aadhaar cards, four voter cards, and four stamps. 10 sim cards, an attendance register, identity card, letterhead, register, DVD, 15 laptops, internet connector, switch machine, three internet routers, and mobile number charts of the victims were seized from the accused from Bengaluru. 50 invoice files, 10 mobile phones, and headphones worth Rs 70 lakh have also been seized by cyber police.

“Many complaints of loan apps were coming to the police. Many people were cheated in it. Due to the action taken by the Pune Police, almost 1 lakh people have been saved. Pune Cyber Police are investigating whether there are any other accused in this and whether fraud has taken place,” said Bhagyashree Navatke, DCP, Economic Offences Wing and Cyber Crime Branch.


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