The Chandigarh cyber cell announced on Tuesday that it had arrested three other defendants in connection with the Chinese instant loan application case.
Police identified the arrested defendants as Mashukar Dubey from Ghaziabad, Rajesh Mathur from Ghaziabad and C Chinnasamy Sellappan from Tamil Nadu. Police also said on Tuesday that the role of the leader of a Uttar Pradesh-based political group, the Bhartiya Rajnitik Vikalp Party, was also under scrutiny and notice had been served on the party to join the investigation. Investigators said money had been transferred from the bank accounts of the arrested suspects to the account of
Bhartiya Rajnitik Vikalp Party.
SP (Cyber) Ketan Bansal said those arrested include students, tax advisers/lawyers, shell company directors, Hawala operators as well as property dealers.
He said a total of Rs 17.31 lakh, which had been deceived by various people across the country, has been recovered so far from all the arrested defendants, and another Rs 60 lakh has been frozen on bank accounts. So far, a total of 41 mobile phones and nine laptops have been recovered from the arrested men. Analyzing the flow of money to different bank accounts / UPI IDs, investigators said that it appeared that all the amount defrauded was transferred to fake bank accounts that were created in the name of shell companies run by the accused.