Interstate gang deceiving people under guise of facilitating loans busted by Delhi police, 4 detained
An interstate gang that duped people under the guise of facilitating online loans has been busted by Delhi police. Police arrested four people and also recovered SIM cards and debit cards from them.
An interstate gang that deceived people under the guise of facilitating online loans has been busted by Delhi police (Picture: India Today)
Delhi Police Cyber Police Station has arrested a gang of criminals for allegedly cheating people under the guise of facilitating online loans. The defendants have been identified as Deepak Patwa, Sunil Kumar, Dev Kishan and Suresh Singh.
The police also recovered ATM cards, debit cards, seven mobile phones, a laptop, a dongle, a tablet, checkbooks, a BMW car, passbooks and Rs 20,000 in cash from the possession of the ‘accused.
The matter came to light when Nadeem Saifi filed a complaint at the Rohini Cyber Police Station. According to the victim, he received a text message on his phone informing him that the loan he had requested had been approved. The complainant claimed that he received a WhatsApp call and was asked to deposit 5% of the loan amount in advance. He was duped out of Rs 40,000 and the fraudster stopped responding on WhatsApp.
SCAN BANK ACCOUNTS
During the police investigation, based on a money trail, it was discovered that the defrauded amount had been transferred to bank accounts in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh. It was found that more than Rs 75 lakhs had been transferred to the bank accounts in two days.
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The accused used to get deceived money from different bank accounts through UPI and then convert it into cryptocurrency. Technical surveillance revealed that the defendants were operating from Chittorgarh in Rajasthan.
Police carried out raids in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan and four people were arrested. The accused told police they got the idea to scam people from the social media platform YouTube.
“They get in touch with a Chinese national via telegram who used to trick innocent people on the pretext of facilitating online loans. They used to get bank accounts and register SIM cards by paying 1 .5% to the account holder and providing the same to the cheaters via telegram.The accused used to get cheat money from different bank accounts through UPI and then convert it into cryptocurrency in buying USDT from cheated money on Binance Crypto Exchange. Arrested accused Deepak Patwa used to receive a commission in USDT and redeem it later in his account and via hawala,” police said.