Mumbai police take three on remand in loan app scam case

The defendants were identified as Nitin Mallik from Delhi, Rakshith and Sushanth from Karnataka


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Mumbai Police have arrested three fraudsters who were recently arrested by the Economic Crimes Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Criminal Branch on remand, in connection with an illegal loan app scam case, it has been reported officials Sunday.

The defendants were identified as Nitin Mallik from Delhi, Rakshith and Sushanth from Karnataka.

Officials at VP Road police station in Mumbai remanded Nitin in custody while the SDJM court here on Saturday cleared the Western Region Cyber ​​Police Station, BKC Bandra, to take Rakshith and Sushanth into custody tentative, an EOW official said.

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On July 13, the Odisha Police EOW had arrested Mallik from Hari Nagar Police Station ward in New Delhi while Rakshith and Sushanth were detained from Karnataka on June 10.

The defendants were the directors of various illegal front companies. Shell companies have been used to transfer money from bank accounts linked to fake loan apps to accounts of Chinese nationals through different channels, an official said.

The official also said that the front companies of Rakshith and Sushanth were used to make threatening and humiliating calls and send obscene messages to victims who received loans through illegal loan apps and their contacts through a call center. from Bengaluru.

Similarly, Mallik, with the connivance of “Chinese masterminds”, purchased and managed virtual phone numbers from different service providers to be used to manage and facilitate lending and collection through different lending apps.

Nitin Mallik was in direct and regular contact with at least three Chinese nationals and received a huge salary for the work, EOW officials claimed.

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