Ahmedabad: man detained for ‘fooling’ people with bogus loans and interior clothing patterns
The Ahmedabad Cybercrime Cell on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly duping people with a bogus loan program and allegedly harassing and defaming women through a bogus “inner garment program”.
Police said the accused Suraj Gavle (25), a resident of Chandkheda in Ahmedabad, was arrested under two FIRs at the Ahmedabad Cybercrime Police Station for fraud and harassment of women.
“Recently, a resident approached us stating that he had lost Rs 1.35 lakh because of his Payment account after an unknown person asked him to apply for an online loan of Rs 5.8 lakh. The victim was asked to deposit amounts in the amount of Rs 1.35 lakh through his Paytm account as an “EMI advance” for a loan. The accused turned off his phone after receiving the EMI amount and did not give the loan amount, ”Cyber Crime Cell Ahmedabad officer said.
According to police, the accused also instigated an “indoor clothes” scam in which he promised free promotional indoor clothes to female victims and demanded their nude photos in return.
“The accused harassed an 18-year-old woman and claimed that she was eligible for a free underwear program and asked for her personal details. He later began to demand nude photos of the female victim, after which an offense was filed. The accused also tried the same trick on other women, ”said the policeman.
The accused was detained under Articles 420 of the Indian Penal Code for fraud, 406 for breach of trust, 354D for criminal harassment and 500 for libel and the Information Technology (Amendment) Act.
Police say the accused graduated and was involved in online business.