Aurangabad: An FIR has been registered by the police against a fraudster who duped a doctor of Rs 11 lakh on the pretext of providing a loan of Rs 10 crore to set up his hospital.
The doctor, a 32-year-old man, was defrauded by a con man regarding loan requirements approached him. The doctor desperately needed a loan to set up his private hospital. Therefore, taking advantage of his vulnerability, the fraudster repeatedly took money from the doctor on multiple occasions.
The fraudster took around Rs 11 lakh, citing an excuse as the processing fees to clear the loan file. However, when the doctor realized the fraudsterâ€™s scam, he approached the Kranti Chowk police to take action.
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The incident took place around December 3, 2021, and November 21, 2022, when the conman contacted the doctor regarding the loan requirement. The man, in order to prove his authenticity provided cheques and even signed an agreement with the doctor.
In the end, when the doctor became impatient waiting for the loan to be granted, he started questioning the motive of the man. Later, after being shut down by the man who refused to pick up calls from the doctor, he went to the bank.
The bank workers informed him that the two cheques provided by the man were fraud ones since the signatures did not match. He also found out that the man had never submitted his loan proposal to the bank.
Explaining the matter in detail, Inspector Santosh Patil informed TOI, â€œThe suspected man would each time reach out to the doctor and take money on the pretext of processing the loan file. Moreover, to win the trust of the medico, he even signed an agreement with him stating that all the money taken for processing the loan file will be returned if the loan proposal was rejected.â€�
â€œAfter almost 10 months, the doctor grew anxious and started rigorously following up with the suspect. While the man initially gave him evasive answers, later he began avoiding the doctorâ€™s phone calls entirely,â€� Patil added.
Realizing that he had been cheated, the doctor reached out to the police and lodged a complaint, following which an FIR was registered.
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