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3 held for duping many with loan ruse

New Delhi: A gang of cheats was busted who used to cheat people on the pretext of providing loan on the minimum interest rate. The accused were involved in duping a widow lady of more than Rs. nine lakh on the pretext of providing loan at 5 percent interest rate.

Police identified the accused as Abhishek Bhatia (26), Vivek Kumar (24) and Raj Ranjan Das (26). Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that one lady complainant filed a complaint at Uttam Nagar police station alleging that the accused duped the complainant of Rs. 9,60,000 in different instalments in the account numbers and wallets provided by them.

DCP Dwarka said that the team obtained details of alleged PayTM wallets and account statement of alleged Bank Accounts and analyzed the same.

The team visited the places from where transactions were made in alleged bank accounts and conducted local enquiry and based on technical analysis and physical verification, a joint team of Cyber Cell and Uttam Nagar police station raided in Pandav Nagar and arrested two accused. Based on their disclosure, the team raided in Sahibabad and arrested the mastermind of this racket Abhishek Bhatia.

The interrogation of accused revealed they first chose random mobile numbers and contact the victims over the phone and assure them of providing easy loans on minimum interest rates. Then, they ask the victims to deposit some amount in a Bank Account as a Processing Fee for documentary formalities. Then they used to provide the victims different Bank Account Numbers to deposit the amounts.

After getting the amount deposited in the Given Bank Accounts, they used to change their mobile numbers. Detailed investigation revealed that the Bank Accounts have been opened on fake addresses.

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