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Loan recovery firm manager held

delhi Updated: Dec 25, 2008 01:08 IST
Vijaita Singh
Vijaita Singh
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The Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested the manager of a recovery agency, along with two agents, for harassing a doctor living in Sarita Vihar. The doctor who was harassed reportedly did not even take a loan.

The police said the accused wanted to recover the loan amount from someone else in the area. When they did not find the person they were looking for, they went to the complainant's residence, who lived few blocks away, and threatened him with dire consequences and asked him to repay the loan amount.

The incident took place on Sunday at the Sarita Vihar residence of Dr S.S. Chahar, a senior government functionary. The police arrested the three accused — Nazir Hussain (22), Mahender Singh (22) and Vikas Mete, the agency manager.

Hussain, one of the accused had gone to look for one Surender Singh, a resident of Sarita Vihar. “When he did not find any person by the name of Surender Singh at the address concerned, he asked neighbours for any person living in the area with that name.

“The doctor’s initials matched with the name of the person he was looking for and he went to his house to seek the loan amount from him,” said Satyendra Garg, additional commissioner of police (crime).

The police said the three men were employed with Legal Eye, a Madangir-based recovery agency. They said the agency was working for a multinational bank and the men had gone to recover a loan amount of Rs 3.5 lakh.

The accused did not listen even when the doctor said he had not taken any loan. “The doctor approached us with through the helpline,” said Garg.