Illegal money lending: 28 cases filed in one day in Surat

Surat Police recorded 28 offenses against 27 people under the Money Lenders Act at six police stations in the city in a single day on Tuesday.

This was part of a campaign to control the harassment of illegal money lenders in the city carried out at the police stations of Uttran, Amroli, Jehangirpura, Rander, Paal and Adajan in Zone 5 of Surat city.

Additional Police Commissioner Sharad Singhal said: “We have come across incidents of poor families falling victim to unauthorized moneylenders. In case of non-payment of installments, the winning family member is harassed to such an extent that there have even been cases of suicide.

Adding that lenders charge people 5-10% interest per month, Singhal said, “They even take blank checks and property documents from the borrower. We will be extending the drive to other police station areas in the coming days. We also call on citizens to come forward and share the details of these illegal activities. »

Police said they also seized 10 liquor bottles, 32 diaries, 34 blank cheques, 18 account books and cell phones along with other documentary evidence from the premises of the defendants.

The defendants are Ashok Gupta, Sunny Bagada, Rajesh Gangani, Vishnu Rabari, Kapil Sendane, Vinod Kumar Jain, Goverdhan Zadaphia, Akash Patel, Abbas Badshah, Mahesh Viras, Raj Rajb-har, Hasmukh Prajapati, Yasin Diwan, Nikunj Patel, Manhar Bo -tare, Salim Dinani, Jitendra Rawal, Nagesh Desai, Girish Pastagiya, Virendra Gaun, Shanker Shahu, Vinod Limbchaiya, Akash Jain, Dipak Shah, Nehlabhai Somya, Kumar Pal and Girish Hindu. Of these, two offenses were filed against Akash Jain.

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