Pune: Shopkeeper Duped With Paytm Online Loan Lure, Accused Arrested By Chandan Nagar Police

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Pune, 23rd November 2022: The officials from Chandan Nagar police station have arrested a fraudster from Odisha who impersonated a Paytm company representative and duped a shopkeeper. The accused had transferred the loan amount to his account instead of the shopkeeper’s account.


The arrested accused has been identified as Ajit Kumar Akshay Kumar Patnaik, a resident of Chandan Nagar, Pune, who hails from Cuttack in Odisha.


According to police, the accused pretended to be the representative of Paytm company to a shopkeeper in the Chandan Nagar area. He approved the loan in 10 minutes from his mobile phone and deposited the amount of Rs 35,000 in his bank account.


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After realising the fraud, the shopkeeper lodged a complaint with the police. Accordingly, the cops laid a trap and nabbed him.


“Accused has cheated some people by taking loans through Paytm in a similar manner. Shopkeepers who have been cheated in this way should contact Chandan Nagar Police Station”, appealed Senior Police Inspector Rajendra Landge.




The action was taken under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 4) Shashikant Borate, ACP Kishore Jadhav and Senior Police Inspector Rajendra Landge. The team included Police Inspector Jagannath Jankar, Sub Inspector Rameshwar Revale and Suraj Jadhav, Ajay Shelke and Manoj Bhandari.



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