The arrest was made on the basis of the report submitted by EOW Inspector Pranati Senapati, who had been investigating a complaint filed by Sakti Prasad Dash of Bhubaneswar which detailed harassment and mental torture by recovery officers. digital lending app ‘Kredit Gold’ by sending him abusive messages and tweaked photographs etc, reported IANS.
The accused also turned out to be one of the directors of another company, namely Right Start Business Pvt. ltd. The international gang is said to be running at least 10 of these illegal loan apps and there are over a lakh downloads of the Kredit Gold app alone. Mallik, who was allegedly responsible for lending/loan collection, is also wanted by different police forces including Mumbai police, they added, reported IANS.
Odisha Police seized many incriminating documents such as copies of passports of Chinese nationals, copy of agreement for virtual space, contractual agreements between Chinese people and telecom service providers, chats and Whatsapp emails, and several abusive text messages intended for the loanee of the arrested defendant. .