Chandigarh Police Cyber Cell achieved major success with the arrest of a Chinese national who was overstaying the visa period and kingpin of an illegal instant loan app racket being run with a battery of 60 people under him. 20 more accused have been arrested in a marathon 10-day operation spanning across 5 States.
This breakthrough was achieved under the leadership of Sh. Ketan Bansal, SP, PS-Cyber Crime, UT, Chandigarh and under the close guidance of Sh. A Venkatesh, DSP/PS-CC & IT UT, Chandigarh and under the supervision of Insp. Ranjit Singh, SHO, PS Cyber Crime, Sec.17, Chandigarh by busting a racket of online APP LOAN fraud, in which 21 accused ( Including one Chinese) are arrested in the said cases.
In continuation of investigation of case FIR No. 33 dated 03.09.2022 U/S 384, 468, 471, 420, 509, 120B IPC PS- Cyber Crime, Chandigarh and FIR No. FIR No. 28 dated 30.08.2022 U/S 384, 419, 420, 120B IPC PS- Cyber Crime, Chandigarh found that arrested person were working on Online loan applications i.e. Hugo Loan, Coin Cash, AA Loan, AK Loan, Win Credit etc. and request to google has been sent to delete the alleged applications from play store and it also found that they are using virtual number for contact and we are trying to trace the origin of these virtual numbers as well as other suspects. Accused were using social media applications i.e. Dingtalk, Wechat, GB Whatsapp and request to obtain the information about the social media accounts of accused are also sent to verify the IP details and other information about the suspects of the case. Most of the arrested persons were the employees of PC Finance, Gurgaon in year 2019-2020 and some Chinese were also on top position in PC Finance and we have verified the previous facts of PC Finance and found that Peter,Tray and Nicoholson were on the top positions in PC Finance and said company shut down in year 2020. Now they have changed their working method and they are running their syndicate from China and they made Parvej Alam @ Jitu Bhadan @ Sonu Bhadana as boss (Who is already arrested by us) of online loan syndicate in India for cheating through loan applications and now he is the main kingping on this syndicate in India. Chinese person Jeffery Jhu who left India in year 2020 is also involved in this syndicate and he is managing the money matters of online loan application scam, arrested accused Anshul Kumar is the main associate of Jeffery Jhu in India and he is involved in Money Laundering about Rs. 100 Crores and he is working on the directions of Jeffery Jhu. In the same manner arrested accused Wan Chengua (Chinese) is also working under Jeffery Jhu and he paid approax. Rs. 35-40 Lacks to Anshul Kumar and Anshul Kumar further delivered the same to Parvej Alam @ Jitu Bhadana @ Sonu Bhadana and Visa and Passport of accused Wan Chengua is expired in year 2020 and request to obtain the travel history and information about passport , Visa sent to FRRO, Delhi and after the report of FRRO Section 14 of Foreign Act. will be implemented in present case.
It also emerged during investigation that accused instead of using regular WhatsApp,Facebook, Instagram, are using GB WhatsApp as delete for everyone is option is not working in GB Whatsapp which is available on play store and a clone application of whatsapp which takes all access of our mobile phones and later misused by fraudsters. Similarly Dingtalk and WeChat applications were also used by the fraudsters to commit their misdeeds.
All online loan applications are cheating the money through UPI ID’s and these UPI ID’s are connected with bank accounts, during the course of investigation some of these accounts are verified and found that transactions in bulk amount are made out in these accounts and total 20 accounts have been freezed and Rs. Approx 50 Lacks are also freezed in these accounts. It can also assumed that these suspected accounts are involved in Money Laundering or Hawala Karobar, we have written to ED,FIU and CBI regarding this. These accounts are opened on the name of companies, enterprises and some of these companies are verified and found that these are shell companies and registration has been done by using fake documents.
Further, today i.e. on Friday all accused are produced before the Hon’ble Court and total 18 accused are sent in judicial custody in both cases till date and police custody till Monday of accused (1) Wan Chenghua S/o Wanyanmei R/lo Flat No 9061, Tower 09, ATS, Paradiso, Greater Noida, UP, PS Bitta-2, Nationality-Chinese Age 34 Years. (2) Anshul Kumar S/o Ram Naresh Kushwaha R/o New By Pass, Near Flyover, Tulsi Ada, Etawah, UP, C/o Rajiv Chauhan Village Barola, Sector 49, Noida, UP, Age 25 Years. (3) Parwej Alam @ Sonu Bhadana @ Jitu Bhadana S/o Jan Mohamad R/o Hasib Fatkal Toll, PS Ratu, Distt Ranchi, Jharkhand, has been granted by court for further investigation of the case. DGP, UT, Chandigarh Sh. Parveer Ranjan today i.e. on Friday met SP Ops Sh Ketan Bansal and DSP Cyber Venkatesh and appreciated both officers and also rewarded the entire investigation team ( Inspector, SHO- PS Cyber Crime, Ranjit Singh, SI K.D. Singh, SI Parminder Singh, ASI Balwan Singh, HC Rajender Singh, HC Bahadur Lal, HC Balwinder Singh, HC Sunit, HC Rampal, HC Gurmeet Singh, HC Vikas Bastara, Sr. C Sachin, C Pramjeet, C Vikas Dahiya,C Sonit, C Baljeet, C Sarvind, C, Veer Davinder, C Ashok, C Dinesh, C Ombir, LC Manpreet, LC Kavita, with cash reward of Rs. 75000/- and 1st class certificate for good work and the appreciation. Advisory : 1. Do not entertain or respond calls/ sms received through virtual number; Do not download any instant Loan application; Do not download any application which seeks the access of contacts and gallery