NAVI MUMBAI: A managing director of a pharmaceutical company based in Mahape has lodged a complaint at Rabale MIDC police station alleging that he has been cheated by three conmen who offered him a business loan of Rs 3 crore through a finance company headquartered in Chennai.
After pocketing Rs 6 lakh from him as ‘processing fee’, they went missing. The victim was called to Chennai twice by the conmen for completing documentation formalities.
Acting on the complaint lodged by Abani Patra (50), the Rabale MIDC police registered an FIR for cheating and criminal breach of trust against the three identified as Imtiyaz, Deepak Patil and Franklin.
“Patra had posted an advertisement on two portals mentioning that he needed a business loan of Rs 3 crore for expansion,” said police inspector Pramod Jadhav.
In January, Patra received a call from Imtiyaz, who claimed to be representing the finance company in Chennai and offered him Rs 3 crore loan. Later Patra deposited Rs 6 lakh through internet banking. The conmen switched off their cellphones after receiving the cash. Patra then approached the police and lodged the complaint.

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