Net Five Cops Who Tortured Borrowers
Arrested defendants are from Karnataka module, police say; interrogation reveals that they aimed to extort Rs 40,000 every day
Exactly 15 days after the state Home Minister called a meeting with senior Cyber Cell Maharashtra officials as well as noon reporters, hearing of the report on the harassment of the app of ready, the Cyber Cell broke a module from Karnataka. Five defendants who harassed borrowers by altering their photos and sharing them with victims’ contacts have been arrested. The accused arrested includes a supervisor who was an employee of the Loan Application Syndicate.
The state cyber cell last month registered an umbrella case to investigate the entire union, as instructed by Home Secretary Dilip Walse Patil. “After further investigation, we got the link of a WhatsApp number which belongs to a vegetable seller in Dhule district. The vegetable seller was questioned and we learned that someone else was using the number because he didn’t even have a smartphone,” Maharashtra CEO Madhukar Pandey said at a press conference on Monday.