Three of four Chinese nationals arrested in Telangana police loan case get bail
Only one of Hyderabad’s three police stations filed a preliminary indictment within 90 days of his arrest, to prevent the release on bail of one of the main defendants.
Three of four Chinese nationals arrested in December 2020 for allegedly operating instant loan apps that used rigorous recovery methods have obtained a deposit. These Chinese nationals were prosecuted at two police stations in Hyderabad. However, their bail was secured after a commissioner failed to file indictments within 90 days of the arrest.
Only the Hyderabad police station had filed a preliminary indictment to prevent the release on bail of one of the main defendants in the loan application cases. Reports suggest that three Chinese nationals were granted bail after Cyberabad cybercrime police delayed filing indictments. Rachakonda ACP Harinath told TNM that the case did not concern these people.
The Hyderabad police station arrested Chinese national Zhu Wei alias Lambo in December 2020. Lambo, 27 at the time of his arrest, was taken into custody from Delhi airport as he tried to flee the city. ‘India. Hyderabad police filed two indictments against Lambo in May this year, preventing bail. Cyberabad and Rachakonda police stations also made arrests in the instant loan application case in December. Cases were filed against these loan applications after four delinquent debtors committed suicide.
Loan applications offer small amounts in the form of loans and for short terms without collateral. However, once a default occurs, these loan apps, through their call centers, adopt harsh recovery methods, such as threatening calls and false legal notices. The app, once installed, gets full access to phone contact details, gallery, SMS, emails, location and other details of the defaulting debtor.
Cyberabad police arrested Yi Bai alias Dennis from Jiangxi in Shanghai in December, along with three other Indians. They ran a call center in Hyderabad under the name of Cubevo Technology Private Limited ‘with Skyline Innovations Technologies India Private Limited head office in Delhi. The gang is accused of having developed 11 instant loan applications. Zixia Zhang, another Chinese national, was said to have been the mastermind of the operation and a Umapati aka Ajay was on the run. Yi Bai has now secured a bond.
In December, three people were arrested in Pune by Rachakonda police, identified as Parshuram Lahu Takve, his wife Liang Tian Tian and Aaqib Shaik. Parshuram was director of Jiya Liang InfoTech Private Limited, but the day-to-day operations of the call center were headed by Lian Tian Tian. The gang operated more than 16 loan applications, police said.
In January, Rachakonda Police Station arrested Jian alias Mark, originally from Jiangxi, China, Thane, Maharashtra. He is accused of representing three Chinese nationals Xu Nan, Xu Xinchang and Zhao Qiao. The three men are directors of several loan application companies. Aside from Dennis, Liang Tian Tian and Jian are also now on bail, The Times of India reported. Officials from the Rachakonda police station told the newspaper that the indictment in the case would be filed in a few weeks.