Seven people, including two women, were detained from West Bengal's Kalyani and Nadia districts for allegedly extorting money under the guise of providing loans on a regular basis.
Kolkata: Seven people, including two women, were detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation from West Bengal’s Kalyani and Nadia districts for allegedly extorting money under the guise of providing loans on a regular basis. During a raid, agency sleuths seized both fake and original documents; four laptops; 15 keypad phones; 11 smartphones; 63 ATM cards; and several rubber stamps.
Police conducted the raids as a result of numerous complaints. The accused on a regular basis published advertisements offering quick loans in an easy way. The culprits used the name of an organisation for almost a year while using the addresses of Durgapur and Galsi to extort money from people. Subrata Sarkar has been identified as the kingpin of the gang.
The accused had been using the names Unnayan Samity, Gramin Samobay, Udyog Yojona, Samabay Yojona, and Janakalyan Samity, and even created a website to entice the customers and make them fools.
The accused first asked the customers respectfully to please fill up a form, and after receiving data in their office, they would call them. They used to collect Aadhaar card details and open digital Aadhaar-based bank accounts in their name using their finger prints and assure them to provide loans.