News Desk, Amar Ujala, Pune
Updated Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:49 AM IST
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The arrested accused include Parashuram Lahu Takwe, his wife Liang Tiantian, who is a Chinese citizen and SK Saqib, HR manager of the call center. Tiantian is the third Chinese citizen arrested in a digital money lending fraud case.
On December 25, Cyberabad police arrested a Chinese citizen Yi Bai alias Denis from Delhi. He operated 11 apps illegally lending money. Dennis is a native of Jiangxi, Shanghai. He used to provide small loans to people between 20 and 40 years of age at extremely high interest rates.
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Earlier in October, a Chinese man was arrested from Delhi for illegally running a betting app and taking crores of rupees from Indians. He is currently on remand in Hyderabad Jail. So far, Telangana Police has arrested 18 people from call centers across the country.
In fact, four victims, including an agricultural officer and a software engineer, committed suicide and people had told that they were being harassed and shared their photos on social media by companies to embarrass them for not giving loans on time. Was done.
Police said the accused had entered into an agreement with four financing companies based in Mumbai and Mysore. It used to recover money from people who borrowed from them through 16 Instant Loans app owned or operated by them. For this, the accused had opened a call center in Pune.
Mahesh Bhagwat, Commissioner of Police of Rachankonda, said in a press conference, “They used to call people who have taken loans from them and are not giving back the money at the behest of finance companies.” Tele callers abused customers and threatened them with dire consequences.