New Delhi, May 22, 2016: Sleuths from the cyber-crime cell of Pune city police have busted a gang from New Delhi who used to dupe people under pretext of helping them get loans from reputed banks.
Till now two persons have been arrested who used to run the illegal call centre in Delhi. Preliminary investigation has revealed that they have cheated about 60 persons from across India to the tune of Rs 65 lakhs, including 11 people from Maharashtra.
The arrested accused has been identified as Sonu Singh (25), son of Ramesh Singh, a resident of Azadnagar in Krishna colony of Samlakha in Panipat district of Haryana, and Raman Rajendrasingh Negi (21) of J J Colony in Subhashnagar, Delhi.
The accused ran out of luck after one of their victims Satish Bhaskar More from Kothrud in Pune lodged the complaint with cyber-crime cell on May 19.
According to police, in April this year More received a call from one Aman Varma who introduced himself as a representative of City Bank and enquired if More needed loan. He gave him email id ajay29204@gmail and asked him to send scanned copies of his Aadhar card, PAN card and six months bank statement for availing the loan facility.
As More required money, he sent the documents on the said email address and asked for Rs 15 lakhs as loan amount. After two days, Varma called him and asked to send Rs 12,000 as loan processing fee in account of India Enterprises, which More deposited. Later he was asked to again deposit Rs 9,500 as loan processing fee, which he did.
After that the conmen asked him if he wanted the loan to be sanctioned soon, then he needs to deposit Rs 10,000 in the account of one Sufia Malik. More again deposited the amount. He was again made to pay Rs 10,000 as income tax fee.
Like that the accused took Rs 45,500 from More before he realised that he is being cheated and lodged an FIR with Kothrud police station.
The cyber cell team led by Police Inspector Sunil Pawar received information that the accused were operating from a rented office in CK Group on Jail road in Tilaknagar area of New Delhi. A team was dispatched there which raided the illegal call centre and seized phone equipments and ATM cards from accused Sonu who is the owner that call centre. He has studied BA, police said.
Later his accomplice Negi, who is 12th pass, was arrested. Negi used to call More for various fees.
Police said that the accused were operating for the last few months from that office.
Deputy commissioner of police (cyber cell) Deepak Sakore supervised the investigation team which included assistant police inspector Sanjay Thenge, Vijaymala Pawar, Seema Sathe, Police Sub Inspector Pravin Swami, and policemen Mohan Salwi, Aslam Attar, Ajit Kurhe, Raju Bhise, Rajkumar Jaba, Shirish Gawde, Amit Awchare, Avinash Darwade, Ashwin Kumkar, Tosif Mulla, Vijay Patil, Bhaskar Bharti, Baba Karale, and Ujwala Tambe.