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Cheats duped people on pretext of interest-free loans

Cheats duped people on pretext of interest-free loans

NEW DELHI: Cyber Cell of Crime Branch has arrested three cheats Manoj Kumar, Rahul Sharma and Tarun Rastogi who duped a man to the tune of Rs 1.44 lakh on the pretext of providing a loan at zero per cent interest rate.

As many as 34 mobile handsets and 41 SIM cards were recovered from the possession of the accused persons and from their fake call centre. Mobile Numbers used for the purpose of cheating have also been recovered from their possession.

A case was filed on the complaint of a man from West Patel Nagar, Delhi. In his complaint, he alleged that he received a call in July this year in which the caller stated that he is calling from Citi Bank and the bank is offering loan at zero per cent interest rate.

The complainant agreed to take the loan from Citi Bank at zero per cent interest rate as he was in need of a loan. The caller asked for his Pan Card and Aadhar Card details which the complainant provided.

Thereafter, the caller asked Rs 10,000 as security money for sanctioning a loan of Rs 5 lakh on which the complainant transferred Rs 10,000 in the account provided by the caller.

The caller duped the complainant to the tune of Rs 1.44 lakh in six transactions on one pretext or the other pretext for providing the loan. Thereafter, the callers switched off their mobiles.

"The police ultimately were able to arrest the accused Manoj Kumar and Rahul Sharma on November 14 from their fake call centre in the Kirti Nagar Industrial Area. As many as 32 mobile handsets and 28 SIM cards were recovered from the possession of accused persons and from their fake call centre which includes mobile numbers used for the purpose of cheating," said Ajit Kumar Singla, Additional CP Crime.

During investigation of the case, both the accused persons disclosed that they used to get fake SIM cards issued on fake identity for the purpose of calling the people with the motive of cheating.

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