Pune: Three persons were arrested by officials of the cyber crime cell of the city police Crime Branch in a loan fraud case. The accused have been identified as Shamkumar Jha (25), Khushi Agarwal (25) and Deepchandra Singh (27).
According to officials of the cyber crime cell, a Nigdi-based woman was in need of a loan of Rs 1.6 lakh and came in touch with a company named ‘Vijaya Finance’ through ‘Sulekha’, a website. After a few days, the woman was asked to pay Rs 2,500 as registration fee by the finance company to avail the loan. The woman was then asked to pay different fees in advance. She approached Nigdi police station after she had paid Rs 63,950 and did not receive the loan amount.
Officials of the cyber crime cell then took details from the complainant and found that the accused are running a fake call centre. After camping for days in Delhi, police officials busted the call centre and arrested the three accused. Police found 7 mobile phones, 9 sim cards, 8 ATM cards and three PAN cards from the accused. The police investigation team included police inspectors Radhika Phadke and Deepak Lagad, Assistant Police Inspector Sagar Panmand, Police Sub Inspector Vikram Misal and policemen Aslam Attar, Ajit Kurhe, Deepak Bhosale, Rajkumar Jaba, Amit Avchare, Babasaheb Karale, Anup Pandit, Santosh Jadhav and Ankita Ragho.
SIM numbers used by accused