Mumbai: 2 held for duping people on loan pretext

The gang of four used to take car loans in name of others, and later sell the vehicles

Vishal SinghUpdated: Thursday, December 01, 2022, 01:15 AM IST
article-image
Representative Image |

Mumbai: With the arrest of two history-sheeters, the Dadar police has busted a gang which duped people on the pretext of providing loan. The duo was identified as Amit Dawane and Anand Naik while two of their accomplices Pramade Prabhulkar and Omkar Belnekar are still at large. All of them have similar cases against them in police stations of Mira Road, Bhiwandi and Thane, said the police.

The racket was exposed following the complaint of one Arvind Shendge, 45, a Wadala resident who was in dire need of Rs1.5 lakh for his child's treatment. Mr Shendge, who works as a security guard, sought help from an acquaintance who then introduced him to Naik and Prabhulkar. The latter two took the complainant to Belnekar and Damane, said the police.

On the pretext of loan formalities, the suspects took Mr Shendge's Aadhaar and PAN cards, photographs, etc. The quartet then took vehicle loans from different finance companies in the complainant's name, the cops said, adding that they bought three cars with borrowed money.

Mr Shendge finally realised the fraud when vehicle documents were couriered at his residence. Acting on his complaint, officer Bhagwan Payghan initiated a technical investigation and managed to nab the two.

The gang buys cars from the loan taken in the names of those in need, and later sell them. Two four-wheelers have been recovered from them, said Senior Police Inspector Mahesh Mugutrao.

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Pune: 19 patients, staff of private hospital evacuated after fire in adjacent scrap yard

Pune: 19 patients, staff of private hospital evacuated after fire in adjacent scrap yard

JNU 2020 violence: Police withdraw case against 36 people involved in protest at Gateway of India

JNU 2020 violence: Police withdraw case against 36 people involved in protest at Gateway of India

Mumbai's air 'poor' for second consecutive day, AQI at 283; temperature at 21.31°C

Mumbai's air 'poor' for second consecutive day, AQI at 283; temperature at 21.31°C

Navi Mumbai: KDAH launches one of world's most advanced robotic-arm for joint surgeries

Navi Mumbai: KDAH launches one of world's most advanced robotic-arm for joint surgeries

Mumbai: 2 miscreants loot Dadar home at gunpoint; 1 nabbed, another absconding

Mumbai: 2 miscreants loot Dadar home at gunpoint; 1 nabbed, another absconding