PUNE: Officials of the Cyber Crime Cell (CCC) of the city police Crime Branch arrested a youth from Delhi for running a fake call centre and cheating two women from Pune on the pretext of offering loans.
The arrested accused has been identified as Ajitkumar Kushwah (30). According to Senior Police Inspector Radhika Phadke of CCC, two women from Narhe were in need of a loan and received a call from the youth, who identified himself as calling from Reliance Services.
The victims submitted their documents as instructed by the fraudster. After a few days, the victims received a phone call that their loan has been approved and they need to submit some amount for their loan to be granted to them. The victims then paid Rs 1.41 lakh through Internet banking on the account mentioned by the fraudster.
After the victim did not receive the loan, they approached the Reliance Capital office on Senapati Bapat Road and found out that they have been scammed. The victims then lodged a case with the CCC. Based on technical details, CCC officials camped in Delhi and nabbed Ajitkumar from South Patel Nagar. CCC officials said that the accused was using five mobile phones and was interested in earning quick money, which led him to plan the scam.
The police investigation team included Police Sub Inspector Nitin Khamgal, policemen Deepak Bhosale, Rajkumar Jaba, Amit Avchare, Yogesh Vavhal, Prasad Potdar, Puja Dahale, Santosh Jadhav, Raju Bhise and Deepak Mane. Police appealed to people who have been scammed through following mobile numbers or email-id 9891004075, 7053702033, 9136082228 and firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the CCC.