13 inmates for fooling people on promising low-interest loans, mobile towers | News from Noida

Ghaziabad: The cyber cell on Monday evening arrested 13 people, including seven women, for running a bogus call center in the Raj Nagar area and allegedly duped nearly 2,000 people over the past year under the pretext of granting low interest loans. The group, according to police, also deceived people, promising to install mobile towers on their property.
Identified as Manish Kumar, Suraj Thakur, Sumit Gupta, Sonu, Shivam Kumar, Arun Kumar, Anjali, Priya, Mini Sharma, Raveena, Pallavi, Chanchal and Neetu, the defendants are all from Ghaziabad. Manish, the owner of the call center, had passed the Class 10 exams while Pallavi had completed an MBA. The others also hold intermediate degrees, police said.
During questioning, the defendants revealed that for loan fraud, they used to call their victims after obtaining their data from certain connections working in banks, said Anand Prakash Mishra, officer. Police Station (SHO), Kavi Nagar Police Station. “Once the defendants gained the trust of the victims, they asked for money transfers and other documents. After receiving the money, the accused destroyed the SIM cards used to contact the victims, ”he said.
In the other scam, the group, police said, were targeting people by posting newspaper ads offering good returns for installing mobile towers on their property. “During questioning, Manish told police they were targeting people in Maharashtra, Assam, UP and Bihar by running ads in newspapers and social media sites. accused would offer people lucrative returns to rent their land to set up mobile towers, then seek treatment The accused charged Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh to the victims, ”SHO said.
The police recovered 27 cell phones, two different bank books, some agreements for the installation of mobile towers and other documents and reserved the accused under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (false), 468 (false for cheating) and 471 (using a forged document as genuine) of the IPC. The accused was taken into police custody after appearing before the magistrate.

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