Three more arrested in Chinese Loan App fraud case

New Delhi, April 4 : Delhi Police arrested three more accused in Chinese Loan App fraud case. The accused were acting as managers for the loan recovery group and were allegedly receiving instructions from two Chinese nationals, the police said on Monday. During interrogation of the arrested accused, it was revealed that Harpreet Singh and Pankaj were the key persons for maintaining the recovery group. Harpreet and Pankaj were acting as the Managers of the loan recovery group. Through technical surveillance, the hideouts of both were identified in Haridwar, said KPS Malhotra, Deputy Commissioner of Police, IFSO of Delhi Police. A team raided Haridwar and arrested both Harpreet and Pankaj. During interrogation, they disclosed that they were acting as managers for the loan recovery group and they were directly receiving instructions from two Chinese nationals, Akira and Amy. Call details and chat history were also found between them and Chinese nationals, claimed Delhi Police. During interrogation, it was revealed that they were receiving SIM Cards/Whatsapp numbers for calling to victims from one Jitender (25), who was also arrested from Kapashera, New Delhi. During questioning, he revealed that he received the SIM cards/Whatsapp numbers from one man (name withheld). Further raids are on to nab the absconders, said DCP. Delhi Police yesterday claimed to have busted a syndicate of International extortionists and arrested eight people including an Indian mastermind. The extortion money was being sent to China, Hong Kong and Dubai through crypto currency in a Chinese national’s account. The police had received a complaint from a victim who alleged that she was being abused and threats were being given by some unknown persons by sending her morphed and vulgar photographs to her family, friends and relatives through social media. The complainant had taken a loan from one Loan App, she repaid the same in time. But after repaying the said amount she started getting the threatening and abusing Whatsapp calls/messages from Cash Advance employees. It was also observed by the complainant that the alleged scamsters were using the profile picture of a highly senior police officer, said DCP. CM GNK

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