Man duped of Rs 2.27 L under pretext of loan

ST Correspondent
Monday, 25 June 2018

Pune: Three unidentified persons were booked for allegedly duping a man of Rs 2.27 lakh under pretext of helping him get Rs 15 lakh loan under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).
Guruprasad Kanade (27) of Dhankawadi lodged an FIR in this regard with Sahakar Nagar police station.

Pune: Three unidentified persons were booked for allegedly duping a man of Rs 2.27 lakh under pretext of helping him get Rs 15 lakh loan under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).
Guruprasad Kanade (27) of Dhankawadi lodged an FIR in this regard with Sahakar Nagar police station.

According to the police, the incident took place between January 28 and February 12 this year. After getting calls from the accused persons who pretended to be from PMEGP, Kanade agreed for the loan and paid them them Rs 2.27 lakhs in installments. But he didn’t get the promised loan. After realising that he had been cheated, he approached the Pune city police Cyber Crime Cell which sent the matter to the police for investigation.

The police have charged the accused persons with offences under sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.

The PMEGP scheme is implemented by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) functioning as the nodal agency at the national level. At the state level, the scheme is implemented through State KVIC Directorates, State Khadi and Village Industries Boards (KVIBs), District Industries Centres (DICs) and banks. In such cases KVIC routes government subsidy through designated banks for eventual disbursal to the beneficiaries / entrepreneurs directly into their bank accounts. 

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