The Delhi Police busts a fake call centre that conned people on PM Mudra loan scheme and held three persons.
The accused were identified as Saleem Khan, Jyoti of Uttam Nagar and Mehvish of Najafgarh.
More than 200 persons were cheated in last one year.
The cyber police station of North West district had received a complaint of Dinesh Prabhu Shankar that he received a message from one unknown mobile number that he can get Pradhan Mantri (PM) Mudra Loan of Rs. 2 lakhs on 50% discounted rate. Thereafter, complainant contacted at the given mobile number wherein the alleged asked him to send copy of documents on whatsapp and Rs. 1200/- as registration fee. The complainant provided his documents through Whatsapp.
The officials added that the accused induced the complainant to transfer Rs. 8950/- at the name of insurance. The alleged further induced the complainant to transfer Rs. 18500/- as other Govt. taxes for getting the loan of Rs. 2 lakhs approved. Thus, believing their words, the complainant transferred total of Rs. 28,650/- to the alleged bank account provided by the alleged person.
The accused further informed the complainant that his loan file was cancelled and asked to pay Rs. 7000/- more for clearing his loan file.
During investigation, an enquiry was conducted into the matter and details from concerned beneficiary bank were obtained and thoroughly scrutinized.
Following intelligence and recee of the suspected spots, the police team raided a location in Uttam Nagar area where a call center was found running.
The police seized eight mobile phones, one laptop and documents alongwith one SIM card.
During their sustained interrogation, it was found that accused Saleem Khan is the main mastermind and he hired other two females for running this fake call center.
DCP (NorthWest) Usha Rangnani stated that the investigation of case revealed that main accused Saleem Khan had been working in a call center as tele-caller since two years, where he got the experience and decided to start his own call center. He hired two females as tele-callers on a salary of Rs. 9000/-.
The officials added that the accused took a property on a rent of Rs. 8000/- in Uttam Nagar area and started this call-center. They used to publish advertisements on social media and pasted posters with lucrative offers in the name of ‘Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan’.
They used to collect documents like Aadhar card, PAN card and cancelled cheques of the innocent persons on whatsapp, on the pretext of providing them loans. Thereafter, they used to get the amount transferred in the name of clearance fee, registration fee or taxes, added officials.