Delhi man detained for tricking people into providing government loans at cut rates

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A 33-year-old man, a resident of Delhi, has been arrested by police for allegedly deceiving people under the guise of providing a ‘Pradhan Mantri Mudra loan’ at discounted rates. The accused used to lure people with lucrative deals on government loans.

Delhi police have arrested a man for allegedly deceiving people under the guise of cheap government loans. (Photo credits: India Today)

STRONG POINTS

  • A Delhi man has been arrested for deceiving people in the name of cheap government loans
  • Accused used to lure people with lucrative deals on ‘Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan’
  • The accused had deceived more than 200 people in the past 4 years

Delhi Police have arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly deceiving people under the guise of providing a ‘Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan’ at discounted rates. The police also recovered 2 mobile phones, 4 SIM cards and a debit card in the possession of the accused.

A habitual criminal, the accused targeted the poor in the name of government loan offers at reduced rates and had defrauded more than 200 people over the past four years. He was posting advertisements on social media and also sticking up posters with lucrative offers in the name of “Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan” to attract people.

THE DUPPED MAN

The fraud came to light when a victim approached the police to file a complaint against the accused. The plaintiff alleged that he saw a poster in a public place regarding ‘Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan’, after which he contacted the given mobile number and the accused asked him to send a copy of the documents on WhatsApp and Rs 4,500 as fees.

Later, the accused instigated the plaintiff to transfer Rs 16,500 in the name of the insurance. Not only that, the accused allegedly asked him to transfer Rs 3,999 as a transaction fee for a loan of Rs 3 lakh. Believing him, the victim transferred Rs 25,000 to the accused’s bank account.

It was when the accused asked the victim to pay three EMI advances of Rs 18,000, specifying that his loan would be canceled otherwise, that the complainant realized that he had been duped.

ACCUSED ARRESTED

During the investigation, an inquiry was made into the matter and the details of the relevant beneficiary bank were obtained and thoroughly reviewed.

Acting on a tip, a team raided the Kirari area and the accused, identified as Raj Kumar, was apprehended. It was found that the accused used to collect victim’s documents such as Aadhar cards, PAN cards and canceled checks on WhatsApp under the guise of providing loans to them. Subsequently, he used to get the transferred amount in the name of customs clearance fees, registration fees or taxes.

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