Man accused of duping lakhs in loan fraud

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IMPHAL, April 28: Altogether 13 individuals have come forward alleging that they were duped of around Rs 40 lakhs by a man on the assurance of providing loans which could be as high as Rs 1.5 crore under the Reliance Finance Private Limited.

The 13 individuals called a press conference in this regard today at the Manipur Press Club.

One of them, Kh Ibohal Singh of Lilong Nungei identified the alleged defrauder as Yumnam Samanda Singh of Langmeidong Mayai Leikai.

According to Ibohal, they have also decided to take legal action against the man in case he fails to sanction their assured loans or return their deposited amount within 15 days.

He said, Samanda had approach them individually identifying himself as an agent of Delhi-based Reliance Finance Pvt Ltd and manager of another NGO based in the State called the United Social Empowerment.

In January 2014, Samanda asked them to deposit some charges and to avail loan from the Reliance Finance Private Limited which according to a paper provided by him was incorporated under the State Financial Act 1951 Regd, Ibohal said.

Believing him, the 13 of them had all individually deposited some amount according to their desired loan value, however, even after that Samanda continued to ask them for more charges with the promise every time that the loans will be provided in three-four days, he continued.

And by now they had collectively deposited around Rs 40 lakhs to Samanda although they are yet to receive any loan from him, Ibohal lamented.

Around some time back, they got worried and approached Samanda at his United Social Empowerment office at Nagamapal Kangjabi Leirak Machin, he said.

When Samanda refused to sanction their loans, they decided to check the Delhi office of the Reliance Finance Pvt Ltd, he continued.

It was only when they reach Delhi and found that the office was nonexistent that they realized they have been duped, Ibohal lamented.

He identified the other 12 duped by Samanda as Irom Bijenty Devi of Thoubal Leishangthem, Khaibam Ibohal Singh of lilong, Yumnam Ramakanta of Longmeidong Mayai leikai, Hijam Meinya of Lamdeng Sabal Leikai, Waikhom Memtombi Devi of Ningomthongjao, Ngangbam Imocha Singh of Yumnam Leikai Lairembi, Takhellembam ongbi Kethokpi Devi of Sangaiprou, Ningthou Singh of Langmeidong Mayai Leikai, Laishram Romikanta Singh of Moirang, Ningombam Sanayaima Meitei of Langmeidong, Pheiroijam Ibeyaima Devi of Sagolband Takyel Kolom Leikai, Ngangom Mansana Singh of Khurai and Dr RK Vidyarani of Ningthoukhong.

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