A man who went into hiding after allegedly scamming clients with promises of providing loans and collecting more than Rs 1 crore has been arrested by a team of Lamphel Police Station, Imphal West district.
The accused has been identified as one Salam Bijen, alias Salam Boyai, 40, son of S Thoiba from Naransena Awang Leikai, Bishnupur district. By hiding his true identity, Bijen ran an organisation called ‘Avatar Solutions’ and its office was opened at a rented place located opposite Airport Army Camp at Changangei Makha Leikai in Imphal West.
He was running the organisation as its Managing Director by using a fake name i.e. Ksh Robindro Singh. From around 70 clients, he had collected more than Rs 1 crore with a business plan of letting them deposit only 25 per cent of a loan amount with the assurance that the total amount would be delivered after a period of 45 days. After collecting the hefty sum, he went into hiding.
The Manager of Avatar Solutions reported the matter to Lamphel Police Station and lodged a complaint. Following the complaint, a team led by sub inspector N Pravin arrested Salam Bijen allias Boyai from Nazareth Veng at L Sumoul Village in Churachandpur district on December 30.
Bijen has been produced before the Duty Magistrate of CJM Imphal West and remanded in police custody till January 6 for smooth investigation of the case.