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CBI books unknown fraudsters for misusing PM Modi's name

In third such instance in less than a year, the CBI has registered a case against unknown persons for defrauding people by misusing the name of Prime Minister Modi.

Published: 27th October 2017 08:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th October 2017 08:23 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: In third such instance in less than a year, the CBI has registered a case against unknown persons for defrauding people by misusing the name of Prime Minister Modi. In the latest case, the unknown fraudsters offered lucrative loan scheme and are suspected to have charged certain amount of money from the applicants.

The CBI registered the case on Wednesday under IPC sections relating to criminal conspiracy and cheating following a reference from the Prime Minister’s Office in December last year mentioning a misleading advertisement published in a leading daily on July 11 last year.

Joint Director in PMO Pritendra Kumar had in his letter said, “This (the advertisement) appears to be a clear case of forgery/impersonation wherein the name of PM has been misused. Accordingly, CBI is requested to lodge a complaint for initiating investigation as per law.”

The unknown accused persons had floated the purported scheme through the misleading advertisement offering loans under the "Pradhanmantri Jan Kalyan Yojna" with no file charge, no guarantor with zero per cent interest, 60 per cent rebate within 12 hours by logging on www.satyamgroup.org. The advertisement had also mentioned two Toll Free numbers of so called Satyam Finance Ltd. 18003136162, 07291867951, the complaint by the PMO alleged.

Earlier in August, the CBI has registered a case against the president of a Faridabad-based group housing society for allegedly collecting donations in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the CBI FIR registered on August 12, the Narendra Modi Vichar Manch that is alleged to be collecting donations in the name of the PM has no link with Prime Minister’s Office.

“The President of the organisation JP Singh along with other unknown persons has been cheating people by demanding/collecting donations illegally and fraudulently by inducement and misusing the name of Honourable Prime Minister of India,” the FIR had alleged.

Accused Singh also maintaining a website titled www.nmvmindia.org which displayed a photo of Modi. This case was also registered under IPC sections relating to criminal conspiracy and cheating.

In January, the CBI had registered a case against two Uttar Pradesh-based alleged fraudsters who created a website named "Narendra Modi Computer Saksharta Mission" in order to mint money by defrauding gullible applicants to the dubious institute.            

The agency registered a case following a reference from PMO against Atul Kumar and Jagmohan Singh, both residents of Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh, for allegedly creating a website www.nmcsm.in to make money in guise of granting admission and distributing franchise.



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