A BBA graduate and two of his companion were arrested, on Sunday, for allegedly duping people of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of arranging loans for them on the minimum interest rate. The fraud came into light after a complaint was registered against them.
Meera Devi, a resident of Andrews Ganj area in Delhi, registered a complaint at the Defence Colony Police Station, against these unknown people, who duped from her Rs 22,000 on the pretext of arranging a loan on a very low-interest rate. The complaint also mentioned that Devi has received a loan sanction letter from the accused on her messaging app.
Soon after receiving the complaint, the police formed a team that tracked the accused. They were found to be using SIM cards which were procured on fake documents. The three accused were constantly changing their mobile handsets, SIM cards, and their locations. However, they were arrested when they came to withdraw cash from an ATM, police said.
"During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they had duped hundreds of people. They had also hired three girls as tele-callers and provided the mobile phones to deal with prospective loan applicants," said police.
The three accused were identified as Ashraf Khan, a resident of Jamia Nagar, who is a BBA graduate. The other two were his relatives Tasleem Ahmad and Muzammil Khan.
Two cars, Rs 3 lakh in cash, one laptop, six mobile phones, 24 SIM cards, several debit cards, letterheads and rubber stamps etc. were recovered from the thee accused