Woman cheats many claiming grant of Rs 17,000 crore Central funds, arrested

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Pavithra Amresh and (right) the bundles of notes found in her trust office.

BENGALURU: A woman hailing from Hosur in Tamil Nadu has cheated scores of people to the tune of crores by misusing the name of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and claiming to have secured Rs 17,000 crore funds for her trust. She has since been arrested by the Attibele police.

Pavitra Amresh, a resident of Hosur, has allegedly cheated many residents of Anekal, Chandapura, Surya Nagar, Hoskote and Attibele claiming that her trust had got funds from the Centre and that they are also getting funds from the US. She claimed that the funds will be given out as loans and promised as much as 50 per cent in subsidy.

The trust office and (right) the document she used to convince people.

Pavitra convinced people that if they took a loan of Rs 10 lakh, they would have be replay only Rs 5 lakh, but for that, they would first have to pay up the money. Believing her, many women have paid up anywhere between Rs 5,000 and Rs 25,000 right from 2019. The scam came to light when the investors began to seek the promised loan amounts.

Some of the women who have lodged a complaint against Pavitra.

The women who have been cheated have now lodged a complaint at the Attibele police station. Pavitra earlier had a case registered against her at the Surya Nagar police station.

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