Delhi-based gang dupes over 350 people of crores rupees in loan scam

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Pune : Sleuths from the Cyber Crime Cell of Pune city police Crime Branch have nabbed three members of a Delhi-based gang which used to cheat people under pretext of helping them get loan.

Police said that that preliminary investigation has revealed that they have cheated about 350 people from across India including 12 from Pune.

The arrested accused have been identified as Amarchand Manoharlal Kesari (25) of Sagarpur, Namjot Karunkaran Menon (20) of Uttamnagar and Deepali Pande (21) of Mandavali.

The accused used to run a call centre by faking name of an insurance company who assured people of providing loan amount.

The fraudsters were nabbed following an FIR lodged by Kiran Jamble, a resident of Bibvewadi, who was cheated of Rs 3.99 lakh.

According to police, Kiran was in need of Rs 15 lakh and had received a call in February from the accused. He was asked to deposit the loan processing fee and loan application fees to get the loan at interest rate of 7.5 percent per annum which Kiran found  attractive. They also took his photos, identity and residential proof documents.

Deputy Commissioner of police (cyber crime cell) Deepak Sakore, “A thorough investigation into the compliant found that the accused were operating a bogus call centre in Delhi to cheat people in the name of providing loan.”

The accused had opened banks accounts like Standard Infoline Private Limited, Standard World Vision Pvt Ltd, Star World Vision Pvt Ltd, to get money from people under pretext of various fees.

Till now they have duped about 60 persons including 24 from Maharashtra to the tune of Rs 8.78 crores. Police suspect the accused has cheated over 350 persons across the country.